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James Grieve Apple tree

Owner: Mike

Location:  Godalming, SURREY, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2001
Age of this tree:26 years
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Not sure
Pesticides:Not sure

Season records for this tree

  • 2022

    Spring blossom: 25 April
  • 2021

  • 2020

    Spring blossom: 25 April
    Harvest: 3rd week October  20kg / 44lbs
    Good harvest in a good year for most trees.
  • 2019

    Spring blossom: 7 May
    Reasonable amount of blossom. One or two fruits developed, but died off by early summer.
  • 2018

    Spring blossom: 4 May
    Harvest: 2nd week October  30kg / 66lbs
    (Actual: 28 Kgs)
  • 2017

    Spring blossom: 19 April
    Harvest: 1st week October  8kg / 18lbs
    This is the most reliable variety on the family tree. Harvest is a long way down on last year, but still a good crop with many quite large apples. Flavour very good.
  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 10 May
    Harvest: 3rd week October  25kg / 55lbs
    Very good harvest - c 24Kg
  • 2015

    Spring blossom: 29 April
    Harvest: 3rd week October  15kg / 33lbs
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    (Brown rot problems also present.) Very good harvest, with apples lasting on the tree easily until the end of October - last picking date was 30 Oct.
  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 24 April
    Harvest: 2nd week September  2kg / 4lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft wide
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    A poor year, mainly due to a bad attack of blossom wilt in the Spring -- lost about three-quarters of the blossom.
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 16 May
    Harvest: 4th week October  10kg / 22lbs
  • 2012

    Harvest: 2nd week October  9kg / 20lbs