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Katy Apple tree

Owner: Jane

Location:  Martley, WORCS, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Picking:late aug sept
Soil:slightly heavy stoneless loam over clay subsoil. 
Climate at this location:west midlands. not exposed. damp
Pruning:um not really
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Local pests:seems healthy. other trees cankered but this one is clear.

Owner's comments

An amazingly reliable cropper. Has broken branches under the weight more than once. I do nothing to it but we have good fertile soil. Bought the tree for it's name (Daughter Katy) but have been delighted. Short eating season but fab when at peak ripeness. Knocks spots off Discovery in my opinion & a week or so earlier. Recently juiced our surplus crop in a friend's press. All agreed was the best juice we've ever tasted. Highly recommended.

Season records for this tree

  • 2010

    Harvest: 3rd week August
    Apples falling so must be picked though pips still not fully dark
  • 2009

    Harvest: 3rd week August
    fab sweet fruit.

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