Apple - Greensleeves

Greensleeves Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Greensleeves Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
M27 - Very dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M27 - Very dwarfing   2 years Step-over Available £31.00
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M9 - Dwarfing   2 years Cordon Available £26.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Cordon Available £26.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Espalier (2 Tier) Available £48.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard Available £28.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




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.




Main characteristics of Greensleeves

Use Dessert
Colour Yellow
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Sep
Season of use  Oct

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant
Suitable for Hardy
Late Frost
Northern Britain
Special features Attractive Blossom
Good for Cider
Good Pollinator
Good for Juice

Pollination date  7
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  James GrieveGolden Delicious
Progeny  Nuvar® GoldNuvar® Golden HillsNuvar® Home Farm