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A popular garden variety which produces regular heavy crops of sweet golden yellow fruit.

Origin: Kent UK, 1966

Pollination: Greensleeves is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator.  Pollination partners

Greensleeves apple trees for sale

M27 rootstock 2 year Mini Cordon (Very dwarfing) £23.00 Sold-out
M26 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £17.50
M26 rootstock 2 year Cordon (Semi-dwarfing) £26.50 Sold-out
MM106 rootstock 2 year Espalier (2 Tier) (Semi-vigorous) £48.50 Sold-out
MM106 rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £28.50 Sold-out

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History and description of Greensleeves

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

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Sep
Season of useOct
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Suitable forHardy
Late Frost
Northern Britain
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Good for Cider
Good Pollinator
Good for Juice
Pollination date7
Pollination groupB
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageGolden Delicious
James Grieve
ProgenyNuvar® Gold
Nuvar® Golden Hills
Nuvar® Home Farm