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Apple trees
James Grieve

James Grieve is the classic Scottish dual-purpose apple. It can be eaten fresh, and is also excellent for juicing and cooking.
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Using


Apple trees
James Grieve
Picking seasonMid
CroppingGood
Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
Fruit persistenceFruit drops when ripe
Flavour qualityAverage
WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
Flavour style (apples)Sharper
Food usesEating fresh
Culinary
Juice
Hard cider
Dual purpose
Cooking resultKeeps shape
Discoloration of fruitNo discoloration (Good for drying)
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Growing


Apple trees
James Grieve
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersGood
PloidyDiploid
VigourAverage vigour
PrecocityPrecocious
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
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Problems


Apple trees
James Grieve
Disease resistanceAverage
CankerSome resistance
ScabSome susceptibility
FireblightSome susceptibility
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Climate


Apple trees
James Grieve
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
Frost resistance of blossomGood resistance
Some resistance
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Identification


Apple trees
James Grieve
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1850 - 1899
Flower colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen
Fruit colourOrange flush
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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