Raised by Dr F Alston, East Malling Research Station, Kent, UK 1966 from James Grieve x Golden Delicious. Awarded the RHS Award of Merit 1981. Not grown commercially on any scale but a very popular garden variety.
Medium sized, round fruit. Pale green skin ripening to bright yellow. Creamy white, crisp, juicy flesh. Pleasant refreshing flavour. Sweet but with some balancing acidity. Should be eaten fairly soon after picking as it tends to go soft and lose its flavour in storage.
Small compact tree. It is partially self-fertile and early bearing. Crops very heavily without significant loss of fruit size. Trees look very attractive in the early autumn with their heavy crop of golden yellow fruit. They also have attractive and long lasting blossom. A good garden variety which can be grown successfully in most parts of the UK.
Characteristics of Greensleeves apple trees
Season of use
Scab - Resistant
Hardy Late Frost Northern Britain
Attractive Blossom Good for Cider Good Pollinator Good for Juice