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

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
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 Availability Price Qty required
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




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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