Apple 'Greensleeves' Malus domestica 'Greensleeves' (PBR) (D)

apple 'Greensleeves'


'Greensleeves' is a dessert cultivar in pollination group 3. It is a very precocious cultivar with heavy, regular crops of pale green, turning pale yellow, skinned apples with a crisp flesh that becomes sweeter. Suitable for container cultivation. The blossom has some frost resistance and fruit needs thinning to become a good size. It has a short season of use from late September to October; once picked the flavour can deteriorate in storage

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      apple 'Greensleeves'

    • Common names

      Malus 'Greensleeves'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      4-8 metres

    • Spread

      4-8 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Regular pruning required - see pruning apples; spur bearing

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, Sand, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Patio & Container Plants Wildlife Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by chip budding or grafting onto a clonal rootstock for fruit. The rootstock used will largely determine the vigour of the tree

  • insectPests

    Aphids, woolly aphid, rosy apple aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, mussel scale, codling moth and caterpillars are the main pests on edible apples

  • microbeDiseases

    Can be susceptible to apple scab; powdery mildews, apple canker and honey fungus may be a problem