Grenadier is no relation to Golden Delicious, but it is equally reliable from the cropping point of view. It is a good cooking apple to be used early in the season.
Grenadier is very resistant to fungal diseases, and it is a good pollinator for the later ripening Bramley’s Seedling. It likes an open structure tree form as its leaf canopy is very dense. Like all early apples it has a short shelf life. Can be grown throughout the UK.
Grenadier originated in Buckinghamshire, UK, in about 1850. The flesh tends to disintegrate during cooking and so it is best for sauces and jams, less good for apple pie.