James Grieve apple trees


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James Grieve apple trees
A classic old variety from Scotland, suits dual purpose use. Very good flavour and reliable; season late September, through October.

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One of the most famous varieties ever raised, it’s popularity enduring through the ages. A Scottish variety from the late 1800’s, for use mid season and can be enjoyed fresh or as a culinary apple.

James Grieve Apple tree – Season:

Mid-late September, through to late October is the best period to enjoy this apple.

James Grieve - appearance:

Medium sized and stippled in orange-red.

James Grieve apple trees – flavour:

The flavour of James Grieve varies with timing. At first it is quite acidic and almost savoury and very juicy At this time it is favoured strongly for cooking purposes. But later the flavour softens and sweetens and it is very good for dessert. A versatile and valuable tree to have.


Very much a dual purpose apple.

Cropping & Growth

Medium vigour on a spreading tree. Frost hardy and reliable.

James Grieve - Pollination: ‘B’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Here are some good suggested varieties to pollinate with James Grieve:


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Tree sizes for James Grieve 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 intermediate 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.

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