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Spartan Apple tree

Owner: Pete

Location:  Cumbria, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:MM106
Picking:October
Soil:stony loam 
Climate at this location:mild. wet
Pruning:Regulatory and to remove canker
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:codling moth/canker and scab

Owner's comments

Produces huge crops and grown vigorously since planting; sadly not tolerant of our wet climate and succumbs to scab/canker therefore needs high maintenance with chemical control if you want to achieve good blemish free fruit.

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