James Grieve stepover tree


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James Grieve stepover tree
This is a very versatile and popular apple tree that can equally be used as a dessert or culinary variety. James Grieve is ideal for the North and can be used from mid September and throughout October.

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Stepover trees are used primarily for edging a border or pathway or to divide the kitche/vegetable garden. These very tiny trees are just 18” in height with two side laterals from the main stem forming a capital ‘T’ shape. The stepover tree is an ormamental addition to your garden and these trees are grown on the smallest avaailable rootstock, M27. Plant 120-150cm’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 stepover 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:




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