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James Grieves Apple Tree 4-5ft in 6L PotReady to Fruit, Desert & Cooking Apple


James Grieves Apple Tree, 4-5ft Tall In 6L Pot


This is a savoury, juicy apple with strong acidity at first, which then mellows as the fruit matures during September, but the flesh softens soon thereafter.


Growing Details:

Common Name: Apple
Genus: Malus
Species: domestica
Cultivar: James Grieves
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Height: 300cm
Spread: 300cm




When picked early, it makes a sweet and delicate stewed apple, but then can be used as a dessert apple.James Grieve is a mid-season variety that is picked in early to mid September. At this stage it is pleasantly acidic and refreshing and if it is too sharp for eating it can be used for cooking.After a few weeks the flavour sweetens and becomes quite mild, and it is then an excellent apple to eat in slices or in hand. The flesh is soft, somewhat like a firm pear in texture.The plants grow well in most soil types, but prefer full sun.



It is partially self-fertile.

For better fruiting plant a compatible partner:

Beauty of Bath, Braeburn, Charles Ross, Cornish Aromatic, Discovery, Egremont Russet, Ellison's Orange, Elstar, Fiesta, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Grenadier, Howgate Wonder, Idared, Irish Peach, Laxton's Superb, Malus Evereste, Malus John Downie, Pitmaston Pine Apple, Red Devil, Spartan, Worcester Pearmain

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  1. James Grieve 4

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd May 2017

    Ordered and delivered very speedily. Good communication when I needed to telephone to check some details.
    Tree arrived in good shape and very pleased so far.
    Can't give 5 stars as it is too early. Let's see how it grows and matures first but I am very hopeful.