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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.  Pollination partners

Grenadier apple trees for sale

M9 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £20.50 Sold-out
M25 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £20.50

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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.

Characteristics of Grenadier apple trees

Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeMid Aug
Season of useAug-Sep
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceMildew - Resistant
Canker - Very resistant
Scab - Very resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Wet Regions
Special featuresGood Pollinator
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners