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James Grieve Apple tree

Owner: David

Location:  Sleaford, LINCS, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2000
Age of this tree:21 years
Rootstock:Dwarf
Soil:Fertile soil on top of Clay 
Climate at this location:Moderate rainfall, slightly exposed to winds
Pruning:Nil
Tree form:Standard
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 18 May
    Size: 1.0m / 3.3ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Poor qualitya apples this year, mostly due to lack of moisture
  • 2012

    Size: 1.0m / 3.3ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 20 April
    Size: 1.0m / 3.3ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 1 May
    Despite dwarf stock, full of blossom
  • 2009


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