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Irish Peach Apple tree

Owner: Ute

Location:  Kilfenora, CLARE, Ireland

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:MM106
Soil:Grey-brown podzolic 
Climate at this location:Cool temperate, sheltered east side of drumlin
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Crows

Owner's comments

Also known as Early Crofton. Planted 1998 as maiden whip. Had a few fruit each year since 2001, full crop since 2006. Trouble-free. Delicious straight from tree from early August. Does not keep.

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 7 April
  • 2011

    Harvest: 4th week 
    Small crop
  • 2010

    Heavy crop
  • 2009

    few

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