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James Grieve Lired

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A sport of James Grieve having a brighter, more solid flush. It originated with A van Liere en Zonen, Kapelle-Biezalinge. Fruits have rather soft but juicy flesh with a good refreshing flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sport of James Grieve

Accession No.
1963 - 105


Accession name
James Grieve Lired
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1
medium 1
Flat globose 1
very weak 1
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out/solid flush 1
low 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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