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James Grieve Apple tree

Owner: Jan

Location:  Castel D'Aiano, BOLOGNA, Italy

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:Not sure-prob MM106
Soil:shallow clay/chalk on rock 
Climate at this location:very hot dry summers, severe long winters
Pruning:Not yet
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:aphids,canker,codling moth,deer,wild boar,processional (I think moths) plant louse (some kind of sap-sucking hemipteran)

Owner's comments

We have two of these trees, this year both seem to have very little blossom/fruit, and in past years they seem to have been badly affected by canker, and the fruits have been very small and misshapen.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Hasn't fruited this year
  • 2010

  • 2009


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