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Green Roland



A mild flavoured green cooking apple from Norfolk

Origin: Norfolk UK, 1945

Pollination: Green Roland is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Green Roland apple trees produced to special order

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

  • CG-1Green Roland tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Green Roland tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Green Roland tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Green Roland 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 Green Roland

Arose in Norfolk and first described in 1945. Bright green, smooth skinned fruit with green tinged flesh. Good fruity flavour, quite sugary. Often used as a culinary apple in East Anglia during the 1939-45 war since it required little or no sugar.

Characteristics of Green Roland apple trees

UseDessert
ColourGreen
FlavourSharp
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Sep
Season of useOct-Nov
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date14
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners