Greensleeves is one of the more decorative fruit trees, carrying glorious blossom and fresh green disease resistant leaves in abundance. The fruit is mid-sized, and tastes fantastic straight off the tree. The apples ripen green, but do not taste like any french apple you have ever tried. Also excellent for cider.
Greensleeves is a self-fertile tree but needs a suitable pollinator to crop well. It flowers early and so will go well with any of the early or mid season Trees- in the pollinator or fertile categories of the Apple Tree Pollination table. Alternatively, Crab apple Trees- are superb for pollinating a whole orchard across the seasons; the best species in our books are the John Downie and Golden Hornet crab Trees.
We use MM106 rootstocks for all the apple trees- we sell. These are the UK standard for medium sized Trees-, designed to be pruned by gardeners at home and produce enough fruit to be a decent orchard tree. MM106 has good resistance to dry periods - yes they do happen once your tree is established. A mature Greensleeves, grown as a half-standardwill be about 4 metres - 15 feet tall and if trained as a bush should give 3 metres of fruit laden branches.