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James Grieve Apple tree

Owner: N.

Location:  Cambridge, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Soil:Shallow sandy-gravelly loam 
Climate at this location:Warm, dry, windy. Tree planted in semi-shade of a larger tree, since it did not thrive in it's original, full-sun location
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Local pests:Capsid bug

Owner's comments

Spreading growth habit. Average resistance to pests. Average resistance to diseases. Particularly tolerant of cold, semi-shade or dry climate. Long flowering season and cold-hardiness greatly reduces the risk of all blossom being open at the same time and killed by a late frost. ** Tree removed in early 2010 due to needing the space for other projects **

Season records for this tree

  • 2009

    Spring blossom: 11 April