Greensleeves Apple Trees
Malus domestica Greensleeves - Eating Apples
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.
Apple Tree Pollination guide for Greensleeves
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.
Rootstocks for Greensleeves
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.