Greensleeves

  • Available: mid September
  • Raised: 1966, East Malling Research Centre, England
  • Flavour: at first very crisp, juicy with an acid bite. Then sweetens.
  • Storage: till late November but softens
  • Size: large
  • Cross: James Grieve X Golden Delicious

Other comments:
The British answer to Golden Delicious but with much more taste and texture. Really a very fine variety when eaten soon after picking. As texture fades the flavour does grow though, and some like to eat it well into November.