One of the best and most popular garden apple trees; Greensleeves was introduced in 1977 from EMRS in Kent, and is a cross between James Grieve x Golden Delicious. In charactern it resembles a better version of the latter.
Greensleeves Apple tree – Season:
Harvest late September, can be used through to late November.
Greensleeves Apple - appearance:
Medium sized, pale green ripening to pale yellow with usually no other coloration.
Greensleeves apple trees – flavour:
Very crisp, juicy, sweet yet refreshing.
Mostly favoured for dessert use but can be cooked with and useful for open flans where appearance of the sliced fruit is important.
Cropping & Growth
Medium vigour, heavily cropping and trouble free.
Greensleeves - Pollination: Greensleeves is self fertile so useful for one-tree gardens. It is ‘B’ Pollination group, and is an excellent pollinator for other varieties in those and adjacent groups.
Tree sizes for Greensleeves apple trees for sale:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.