The cooking apple variety Grenadier is no
longer sold in supermarkets because it does not keep as long as a Bramley. But grow
this apple tree in your garden and the problem disappears. What's more, it crops
extremely early from mid-August for around eight weeks.
The tree itself is compact and easily kept
to the correct shape and size for your garden. At the same time Grenadier produces a
very good crop of cooking apples.
When cooked, the apples reduce to a puree
making them an excellent choice for apple pies and crumbles. The cooked apple
freezes very well.
This is an old
variety (1862, Buckinghamshire) which has very good disease
Grenadier is a partially self-fertile
variety which benefits from having apple trees of pollination groups 2, 3 or 4
nearby. Ignore the ribbed and rather lumpy appearance, this is a superb cooking
If you want to buy Grenadier online from our recommended suppliers
(Victoriana Nursery Gardens) with a special GardenAction 10% discount then
here (discount given at checkout).
Acid and juicy
Crisp and pure white coloured
On the weak side
August to September