Apple - Grenadier

Grenadier Apple

Malus domestica
One of the best known of the early cooking apples.

Origin: England 1862

Pollination:  Grenadier is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Grenadier Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden

History and description of Grenadier

English variety of unknown origin. It was first recorded in 1862 and was exhibited in 1863 by the nurseryman Charles Turner of Slough. Awarded a First Class Certificate by the RHS in 1883. It was promoted by the nurseryman George Bunyard of Maidstone and became established as the most widely grown early cooking apple in the UK.

Large, round-conical fruit. Ribbed and often irregular in shape. Pale green skin ripening to pale yellow. White flesh cooking to a sharp, pale cream puree. A good early cooking variety.

Moderately vigorous tree. Heavy cropping. Partially self-fertile and a good pollinator. Very disease resistant but susceptible to capsid bug. Suitable for growing in Northern Britain.

Main characteristics of Grenadier

Use Culinary
Colour Green
Flavour Acid
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Mid Aug
Season of use  Aug-Sep

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Mildew: Resistant
Canker: Very resistant
Scab: Very resistant
Suitable for Northern Britain
Wet Regions
Special features Good Pollinator

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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