Apple James Grieve (Dessert)

A heavy crop of juicy dessert apples, ready to harvest in early September. A dwarf / semi- dwarf tree (depending on rootstock see height and spread section) with an upright and spreading habit. It will attract bees and provide shelter to birds once mature. For the best crop, apples need pollination from a different variety. This is in pollination group B, and requires two other pollination partners preferably from group B. In most urban areas there will be a pollination partner nearby.

Month Available: October

Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous

Flower Colour: White

Suitable For Wildlife: Bees

Soil Type: Well-drained

Sun/Shade: Full sun

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn

Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers, Fruit

Plant Type: Fruit tree

Hardy: Fully

Main Attribute: Blossom in spring, harvest in autumn.

Height / Spread: Extremely dwarfing: MM27 1.8m x 1.8m (6ft x 6ft) or Semi Dwarfing: MM106 5.5m x 5.5m (18ft x 18ft)

Always plant your tree with a stake. The stake must be knocked into the ground on the windward side of the tree and secured to the tree.

Where to Plant: Borders

Pests and Diseases: Aphids

Plant Care: Prune lightly to restrict growth /remove unwanted branches, heavy prune in late autumn.

Care and Time: High - autumn

Warning: None

Benefits: Trees make you feel good and attract wildlife and birds to the garden . One mature tree produces enough oxygen for forty people . Trees sponge up carbon dioxide and air pollutants. Twenty trees offset the pollution of one car driven sixty miles. Trees provide privacy and reduce noise. A well chosen and postitioned tree can increase the value of your property

History: Apples are known botanically as Malus domestica and are available in a wide range of varieties and on differing rootstocks which affect ultimate height and spread.

EU Rights: N/A

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