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James Grieve Apple tree

Owner: James

Location:  Westport, COUNTY MAYO, Ireland

Age:Planted in about 2017
Age of this tree:8 years
Soil:Slightly acidic 
Climate at this location:By the sea, can be wet and windy.
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:None, a little scab this year.

Owner's comments

Fine crops, excellent tasting fruit. We have 2 trees that grow well here.

Season records for this tree

  • 2023

    Spring blossom: 20 April
    Harvest: 3rd week September  20kg / 44lbs
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Mild attack
    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
    Large crop, one tree had some scab due to rain In July. Great tasting fruit.