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Malus domestica Greensleeves


Apple Greensleeves

A mid season apple which crops heavily and is easy to grow

With its sharp, refreshing taste this apple will tempt you to eat it straight from the tree in autumn and it is best enjoyed this way. Also a great variety to make apple juice.


Sun or part shade are perfect for this variety which has been bred in Britain for British gardeners.


Dig organic matter into the soil before planting - homemade garden compost or well rotted manure is fine. Water your tree occasionally in dry weather until it has established. This variety is self-pollinating which means it will produce a crop of apples without the help of a neighbouring apple tree acting as a pollinator. It will pollinate other apple trees though, and is in flowering group 3.

This variety was bred in Kent and introduced in 1966.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 400 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 400 cm - 800 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 400 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Patio container

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Fruiting June - October
Cropping September - October

Check store availability

10 litre pot £29.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From January to December