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James Grieve

Raised by James Grieve in Edinburgh.  Believed to be borne either from Pott's Seedling or Cox's Orange Pippin. Introduced by Dickson's Nursery, where Grieve was manager

The fruit is savoury; juicy with crisp yet melting flesh and a strong acidity, which can be overpowering early in its season.  Acidity mellows and flesh becomes soft and marrow-y, but flavour does not fade.  Picked early, or grown in north
Fruit is coloured red flush, stripes over pale green/yellow, size is medium

Pick early-mid October; in stores September-October; keeps until December


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All information relating to varieties, characteristics and descriptions is sourced from the following:

Bultitude, J. 1984. Apples: a guide to the identification of international varieties. London: Macmillan Press.

Morgan, M. and Richards, A. 2002. The new book of apples. London: Ebury Press.

National Fruit Collection public access database at Brogdale Farm, Kent.

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