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James Grieve Apple tree

Owner: Mark

Location:  Lincoln, LINCS, United Kingdom

Age of this tree:2024 years
Soil:well-drained land formerly fens 
Climate at this location:Low rainfall, good sunshine, only occasional winds
Pruning:Attempting to prune out years of neglect
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Organic treatments
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Codling moth, canker, scab

Owner's comments

Treated with nematodes last October to try to kill codling moth grubs; 2014 was a very bad year for this pest and over 90% of the crop was affected. 2015 am about to hang a pheromone-based codling moth trap.

Season records for this tree

  • 2015

    Spring blossom: 29 April