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James Grieve Apple tree

Owner: Andrew

Location:  St Saviour, GUERNSEY, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 1990
Age of this tree:32 years
Soil:clay based good 
Climate at this location:mild, windy
Pruning:prune
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:codling moth

Owner's comments

planted 1991/1992

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 22 May
    Blossom periods very long, some 4 weeks.
  • 2015

    Harvest: 1st week September  60kg / 132lbs
  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 7 May
    Harvest: 1st week September  30kg / 66lbs
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 22 May
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 7 May
    Harvest: 2nd week September
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   3.0m / 10.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Cold April, excellent crop and size
  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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