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James Grieve Apple tree

Owner: Alison

Location:  Lincoln, LINCOLNSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Blossom:March - April
Picking:August September
Climate at this location:dry east of England
Pruning:Light Spur pruning
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:Wasps

Owner's comments

Another tree bought in remeberance of my grandfather. It has had a hard life so far, first of all a builder broke off the central leader about 6 years ago, then this year we had to move it, this was when we discovered that the roots had never escaped from the spiral "pot bound" shape. Despite that it has produced some large apples in the past, we haven't let it fruit this year. I hope it survives this latest ordeal.