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Redcoat Grieve

Dessert apple 1
Culinary / Dessert apple 2

Malus domestica Borkh.

A coloured sport of James Grieve claiming to crop more heavily. Discovered in 1916 on a James Grieve tree at Letchworth by Hal Jones. It was introduced by him in 1921. Fruits have rather soft but very juicy flesh with a good refreshing flavour.

Red Coat Grieve, Red-Coat Grieve
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Sport of James Grieve
medium 2

Accession No.
1999 - 098


Accession name
Redcoat Grieve (Iliffe)
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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

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