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About this Discovery Apple tree

Owner: Gill

Location:  Chalfont St Giles, BUCKS, United Kingdom


Visiting: By arrangement

Age: Planted in about
Blossom time: April May
Picking time: August September
Soil characteristics at this location: general - potting mix at top 
Climate at this location: moderate
Pruning: Yes - post fruiting and after flowering
Age of this tree: 5 - 10 years
Tree form: Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height: Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping: Heavy crops
Growth characteristics: This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides: Un-treated
Pesticides: Un-treated
Main local pests: wasps, moths, birds, squirrels


Owner's comments

Same as last year some marking on apples due to moth infection but this year much reduced to previous. No pruning done this year - but still heavy crop - apples not as large as last year but plentiful. Again rippening from brilliant pink to red - looks like a Xmas tree! Agaiin this year wasps very active - due to higher sugar content. Apart from that I let nature take its course and neighbour all love it fresh and sweet taste.

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
2012

2011

medium crop - apples smaller this year
2010

2009

Very heavy crop again this year - branches almost

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