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Blenheim Orange Apple tree

Owner: Martin

Location:  Kingston-Upon-Thames, SURREY, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 1990
Age of this tree:31 years
Soil:Light aluvial silt 
Pruning:Pruned into an arch with Cherry (Stella) providing other half
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Codling Moth, Pigeons

Owner's comments

Plan to make this a 'Family tree', though this project is new. Initial grafts are from unknown variety growing nearby and at risk of grubbing up.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 6 May
    Harvest: 3rd week September  6kg / 13lbs
    Size: 4.0m / 13.3ft high   3.0m / 10.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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