James Grieve


  • Dessert apple with a balanced sweet / acid taste. Eat off the tree – very juicy. Also cooks well.
  • Medium sized round-conical fruits are bright yellow-green and have a red flush
  • Pick early September, although it may be used a cooker from July and can keep until December
  • Hardy and adaptable, it prefers northern climates, tending to an early drop of fruit which bruise easily in wetter and warmer districts

Developed in Scotland by James Grieve an employee of Dickson’s Nurserymen who introduced it in 1893.