Brimstage Orchard: the Orchard Book, Ch. 8

 

Grenadier - H4, J4, J7

H4- Grenadier. Large healthy tree on M25 rootstock. good fruit crop in 2014, but no fruit in 2015 (overpruned?)

plan: thinning and winter pruning only.

 

"Grenadier is an early cooker, ripening in mid-August. It was discovered in about 1800 although it is no longer widely grown. This is probably because it is not especially pretty being a rather ribbed, harsh green thing.

Just remember cooking apples are grown for their taste, not their looks, and this is absolutely one of the best. Which is why it holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit. It cooks down to a fantastic flavour in a smooth puree. And try it in blackberry and apple jam you will never use another... Grenadier is also quite an easy apple tree to grow in the garden, being reliable, resistant to the common apple diseases, and not likely to grow as vigorously as a Bramley.

Grenadier apples should be eaten fresh and you can leave it on the tree to pick over a number of weeks. So if you want to make a light English-style apple pie for a summer picnic then Grenadier is exactly what you need.

It is a mid-season flowering pollinator" Ashridge Trees

 

J4- Grenadier. Sturdy healthy tree on M25 rootstock. good fruit crop in 2014 and 2015, ripe at end of August. Good clean fruit

plan: thinning and winter pruning only.

J7- Grenadier. Large healthy tree on M25 rootstock. good fruit crop in 2014 and 2015, ripe at end of August. Good clean fruit

plan: thinning and winter pruning only.