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Red James Grieve



A more highly coloured sport of James Grieve.

Origin: Essex UK, 1922

Pollination: Red James Grieve is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Red James Grieve apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Red James Grieve tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Red James Grieve tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Red James Grieve tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Red James Grieve tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Red James Grieve tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Red James Grieve

A more highly coloured sport of James Grieve found 1922 in the orchards of W P Seabrook. See James Grieve for further details.

Characteristics of Red James Grieve apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourFlushed
FlavourSubacid
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeEarly/Mid Sep
Season of useSep-Oct
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingHeavy
Disease resistanceCanker - Susceptible
Mildew - Resistant
Pollination date10
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageJames Grieve