James Grieve fan espalier


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James Grieve fan espalier
Ideal choice if you want a dual purpose hardy variety for mid season use. James Grieve has stood the test of time and is one of the most popular of all garden apple trees.

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Espalier or fan trees are used against a wall; you will need not less than 180 x 180cm’s for a fan or espalier tree. Please note we do not supply ready trained trees; this James Grieve is a young tree suitable for training yourself, in situ. Such trees usually settle to cropping within 2 or 3 seasons

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 fan espalier 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 treesflavour:

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:


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