James Grieve is a very hardy dual-purpose apple, a good choice for colder areas. The fruit is yellow-green, flushed and striped with orange-red; the flesh is savoury and very juicy, acid at first, but sweetening as it ripens, becoming good to eat fresh. Keeps its shape when cooked, and is an excellent juicer. The tree is moderately vigorous, and a spur-bearer. Frost-resistant flowers, and a very good pollinator. Fruit has a tendency to drop when ripe. Some susceptibility to scab and canker in wetter areas. Scottish origin.
Site: Some shelter
Soil: Any reasonably well drained
Position: Crops best in full sun
Pick: Early September
Hardiness: Particularly cold-hardy
Pollination: Pollination Group 3 (pollinates with Groups 2, 3 and 4)
Uses: Eating apple; cooking apple; juicing apple