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Grenadier Apple tree

Owner: Ute

Location:  Kilfenora, CLARE, Ireland

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:MM106
Soil:Grey-brown podzolic 
Climate at this location:Cool temperate, sheltered east side of drumlin
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Crows

Owner's comments

Planted 1997. Started cropping in 2001. Regular heavy crops since 2004. Chickens run in orchard, keep ground clear and fertilize.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Harvest: 3rd week August
    Heavy crop, picking from mid-August to mid-September
  • 2010

    Harvest: 2nd week August
    Heavy crop
  • 2009

    Harvest: 2nd week August
    Heavy crop

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