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Malus domestica James Grieve


Apple James Grieve patio

A great all-rounder and easy to grow

This apple is great for cooking or eating and can be stored for a couple of months after harvesting. It has a sharp flavour and reddish yellow skin. Excellent for juice making and keeps its shape well when cooked.


Happiest in full sun and a great addition to a sunny patio in a large container.


Use loam based compost and water frequently in dry weather through the growing season. Feed once a week through the summer with a suitable liquid fertiliser. 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.

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, Autumn, Winter
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 400 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 400 cm - 800 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 400 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Part shade, Full sun
Soil drainage 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 May - October
Cropping August - October

Check store availability

10 litre pot £29.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From January to December