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James Grieve Apple tree

Owner: Elaine

Location:  Mold, FLINTSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 1990
Age of this tree:34 years
Soil:slightly alkaline, loam with some stones 
Climate at this location:Temperate, good for hardy varieties.
Pruning:no
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:codling moth (rare)

Owner's comments

Poor location, in competition with neighbouring trees. Would do better elsewhere.

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft 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