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Laxton's Superb Apple tree

Owner: Keith

Location:  Helmsley, York, NORTH YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Blossom:April - May
Picking:Late August to October
Soil:Sandy loam 
Climate at this location:mild and damp
Pruning:Cut dead wood only
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:wasps!

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 18 April
  • 2010

    Harvest: 3rd week September
    Stored in boxes of straw and lasted until the beginning of April, less than 10% went bad!
  • 2009

    Harvest: 2nd week September
    Stored in boxes of straw and they lasted until January - about a third were rotten

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