Malus 'James Grieve'
(Apple Tree) An old variety named after its breeder, James Grieve, who raised it in Edinburgh in the late nineteenth century.
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An old variety named after its breeder, James Grieve, who raised it in Edinburgh in the late nineteenth century. It produces a heavy crop of savoury, juicy apple that has a strong acidity at first but which mellows as the fruit matures during September. It makes an excellent dessert and stewed apple. The apples are an attractive yellow, blushed with red in colour.
Pick early in the season for use in September and October.
This selection can on occasion produce some fruit by itself but generally requires another apple cultivar planted nearby for pollination to fruit well.
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Any fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: April - May.
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Malus 'James Grieve' grows to be a very small tree with a densely branching, rounded habit.
- Height: Eventually up to 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft)
- Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
- Pruning: Malus 'James Grieve' can be pruned to shape in late winter or early spring if required.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline
- Special Features
- Fruit - Edible
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