This James Grieve apple tree is grown on miniature M27 stock. M27 is a rootstock that produces the smallest tree of all; maturing to around 180cm’s in height and width, this tree is ideal for a container or small garden, courtyard or allotment. It should be staked if in a windy or open position. Crops can exceed 20ibs per tree when established and this rootstock is quite precocious, often yielding the year following planting.
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 miniature 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 suggestions:
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