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Irish Peach Apple tree

Owner: Matt

Location:  Blacklion, COUNTY CAVAN, Ireland

Age of this tree:2020 years
Soil:Loamy clay 
Climate at this location:Wet
Pruning:Old tree, currently pruning to shape and reinvigorate
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Spider mite

Owner's comments

Juice produces 7% ABV Cider without added sugar

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Size: 5.0m / 16.7ft high   5.0m / 16.7ft wide
    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
    Later cropping than normal due to weather related delayed ripening. This has led to many larger apples than normal but also a greater mix in sizes and the tree requiring several pickings. Scab only affects a small number of apples and no sign of scab on the tree (bark etc.).
  • 2015

  • 2014

  • 2013

    Size: 4.0m / 13.3ft high   5.0m / 16.7ft wide
    Canker: Mild attack
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Crops early August to September. Best eaten from the tree but keeps at this location through to January in cold ventilated shed.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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