James Grieve
Scotland, 1893


$39.95

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The James Grieve apple tree is a great variety for the home garden.  Thought to be a descendent of an old Scottish culinary variety Pott's Seedling.  The James Grieve apple is an elegant, reddish green apple; that's refreshingly acidic, sharp, and perfect for cooking apple crumbles and pies!  If your wait a few weeks longer, the fruit will mellow, developiong a sweet complex character.  It's a very juicy apple, producing plenty of sharp flavored apple juice. James Grieve apple is an excellent all purpose apple variety for the home or cider orchard. One additional quality of the James Grieve apple tree is the long bloom period making it a great selection for pollinating other apples varieties. Please see below for further information on our organically grown James Grieve apple trees for sale.

 

CCOF Certified Organic:  Our apple trees (exception noted) grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, Certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO) species. Reg. #40-002449

Growing Considerations for James Grieve
Scotland, 1893

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Heirloom: Yes

Uses: Fresh Eating, Cider, Desserts / Pies, Cooking / Sauces, Canning / Preserves

Harvest Period: Midseason

Bloom Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Origin Date: 1800`s

Storage: A few weeks

Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Recommended Spacing: 8-12 ft.

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.


Basic idea for Pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...                                                             
 
Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

        Have any Thoughts or Comments? We would love to hear from you!

                                                    We are a GMO Free Fruit Tree Nursery

 


This product was added to our catalog on Friday 13 July, 2018.