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, developing 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.
Uses: Fresh eating, sauces, canning, pies and cider
Harvest Period: Midseason
Bloom Period: Midseason
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Origin Date: Scotland 1893
Disease resistance: Good
Storage: 1 month
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
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.