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Apple trees
James Grieve

James Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice.
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Apple trees
James Grieve
Picking seasonMid
CroppingGood
Keeping1-2 months
Fruit persistenceFruit drops when ripe
Useful forEating fresh
Culinary
Juice
Hard cider
Dual purpose
Cooking resultKeeps shape
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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 typeTemperate climates
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
Fruit colourOrange flush
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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