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Bardsey Apple tree

Owner: Ben

Location:  Bangor, GWYNEDD, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2005
Age of this tree:16 years
Rootstock:MM106
Soil:Loam 
Climate at this location:Mild sea climate
Pruning:Late wintern/early spring
Tree form:Standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated

Owner's comments

I have 4 Bardsey Island apple (Afal Ynys Enlli) trees growing in my orchard. Very disease resistant. The first tree was planted in 2004 and the others in 2005 and in 2006. In 2014 it produced a bumper crop. I had so many apples that I used more than half of the crop to produce fresh unpasteurised apple juice. What a lovely flavour. For those who live in a rainly climate and would like to plant an easy apple tree with excellent quality eating apples Bardsey Island apple is the one to plant.

Season records for this tree

  • 2018

    Harvest: 2nd week September
    Excellent harvest from 4 Bardsey Island apple trees. I make juice of most of the apples and keep the best specimens for hand apples. They don't last all that long, but they taste absolute lovely and the juice is so sweet!
  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

  • 2014

    Harvest: 4th week August  50kg / 110lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft 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
  • 2013

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  • 2009


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