Skip to main content.

Copyright Information

You may use and re-use the information featured on this website (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence.

James Grieve

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by James Grieve in Edinburgh, Scotland and introduced by his employers, Dickson's nurserymen. It was first recorded in 1893. Received Award of Merit in 1897 and First Class Certificate in 1906 from RHS. Fruits have rather soft but very juicy flesh with a good refreshing flavour.

Synonyms:
Dzems Griw, Grieve, Jems Griv
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Parentage:
Pott's Seedling or Cox's Orange Pippin x Unknown
Mother to:
Saint Ailred
Balder
Lord Lambourne
Greensleeves
Katja
Elton Beauty
Father to:
Jamba 69
Ruzena Blahova
Eva Lotta
Sports:
Erich Neumanns Roter James Grieve
Redcoat Grieve
James Grieve Lired

Accession No.
1974 - 349

  

Accession name
James Grieve (LA)
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register