It is considered a very Scottish variety with strong historic links to Edinburgh. It is sharp and juicy – a delicious and attractive apple. Mr Grieve bred his own variety of apple whilst working at Dickson & Son Nursery. The James Grieve Apple is spoken of with pride. It is becoming more popular as a garden variety again having been out of fashion and rare to find. It is a dual-purpose apple variety, raised in the height of the Victorian period of apple development.
James Grieve was developed around 1893 and James Grieve received the Award of Merit in 1897 and First Class Certificate in 1906 from the Royal Highland Show in 1993. It is a mid-season variety picked in early-mid September. At this stage it is pleasantly acidic and refreshing and if it is too sharp for eating it can be used for cooking. After a few weeks the flavour sweetens and becomes milder.
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