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Newton Wonder Apple tree

Owner: Paul

Location:  Southport, MERSEYSIDE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2012
Age of this tree:8 years
Rootstock:M26 (Semi-dwarfing)
Soil:Alluvial (sand, clay and silt) 
Climate at this location:Wet, coastal winds
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments

Owner's comments

Tree is in sheltered south facing plot, ground cleared of weeds and grass. Still forming the basic structure of the tree, main shape will be formed by the end of 2016.

Season records for this tree

  • 2015

    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft 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
    Still forming the basic structure of the tree, secondary branches will be formed this year.
  • 2014

    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft 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
    Still in early stages of pruning.
  • 2013

    Size: 1.0m / 3.3ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft 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
    First full growing season.
  • 2012

    1 year maiden planted 15/12/12
  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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