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Irish Peach Apple tree

Owner: DoorusOrchard

Location:  Kinvara, GALWAY, Ireland

Age:Planted in about 2005
Age of this tree:16 years
Soil:light, shallow pH 8 
Climate at this location:maritime, windy in a walled garden
Pruning:Minimal pruning, just to maintain health and vigour
Tree form:Standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Some sheep damage when it was a young tree.

Owner's comments

We have two Irish Peach apples, also known as Early Crofton apple, They have been slow into fruit, but then they are competing with long grass on a light soil, so drought would be an issue. Also the high pH is an issue and this year there was mild watercore on the Irish Peach. the flavour is lovely, a popular apple.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Harvest: 3rd week August  5kg / 11lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   2.5m / 8.3ft 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
    Showed some signs of watercore.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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