Cordon Apple trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon James Grieve is M9 which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart
James Grieve is one of the most famous varieties ever raised, it’s popularity enduring through the ages. A Scottish variety fom the late 1800’s, for use mid season and can be enjoyed fresh or as a culinary apple.
James Grieve cordon 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 suggested varieties:
Cox's Orange Pippin