Our 2020 on-line bare rooted and potted tree sales are now open.
We now offer shipping for bare rooted trees. Postage for VIC/NSW/ACT is $18 for the first tree and $2 per tree thereafter. Postage for QLD/SA is $24 for the first tree and $4 per tree thereafter. Sorry we can’t ship to NT/WA/TAS due to quarantine regulations.
Trees can also be collected direct from Black Barn Farm on Sat 1st August 10am-4.30pm.
All our trees for sale are grafted and grown right here in the Black Barn Farm nursery using absolutely no synthetic fertilisers, herbicides or insecticides. Each and every tree is inoculated with beneficial mycorrhizal fungi, fed specific woodsy composts and well irrigated to ensure you are taking home the healthiest tree and root system possible. All our trees are grafted onto semi-dwarfing disease resistant rootstock, perfect for low maintenance backyard orchards and suitable as a free standing tree 3-5m tall or for espaliering where heights could be kept to 2m with annual pruning. Each tree is sold with a free planting and growing guide.
James Grieve - bare rooted
A round conical apple with skin that is flushed and striped. It is medium-sized with a savoury taste. Flesh is melting and juicy yet crisp, with strong acidity. A Scottish apple propagated in Edinburgh during the late 19th century by James Grieve.
James Grieve is a mid-season variety. When picked it is pleasantly acidic and refreshing and if it is too sharp for your taste it can be used for cooking (cut it into small chunks, it keeps its shape when cooked). After a few weeks the flavour sweetens and becomes quite mild, and it is then an excellent apple to eat with slices with cheese.
This is the perfect pollinator for the back yard orchard.
James Grieve is an excellent pollinator for many other apple varieties.
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