James Grieves Apple Tree 4-5ft Ready to Fruit,Desert & Cooking Apple
James Grieves Apple Tree, 4-5ft Tall
These are BARE ROOTED plants which can be planted from the end of October until April and will be dispatched as soon as the weather turns cold and they become dormant.The dispatch date depends on the Autumn temperature and varies from year to year.
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.
Common Name: Apple
Cultivar: James Grieves
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
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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