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Grenadier Apple tree

Owner: Paul

Location:  Southport, MERSEYSIDE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:12 years
Rootstock:Possibly M26
Soil:Alluvial (sand, clay and silt) 
Climate at this location:Wet, Coastal winds
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments

Owner's comments

Tree was purchased from local supermarket, surprisingly good specimen.

Season records for this tree

  • 2018

    Spring blossom: 5 May
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
  • 2017

  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 9 May
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
  • 2015

    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    No crop this year, however the tree has put on a good amount of new growth and is much stronger.
  • 2014

    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Fruits of a small size and attacked by earwigs.
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 16 May
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    No Fruit this year!
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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