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Grenadier Apple tree

Owner: N.

Location:  Cambridge, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:M9
Soil:Shallow sandy-gravelly loam 
Climate at this location:Warm, dry, windy - but tree planted with roots in shade of a fence, to improve moisture
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Cordon
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Capsid bugs, earwigs, woolly aphids

Owner's comments

Many fruit suffer moderate to severe superficial damage, but this can be peeled away before cooking. Poor-average resistance to pests. Good resistance to diseases.

Season records for this tree

  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 9 May
  • 2009

    Spring blossom: 18 April

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