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Monarch Apple tree

Owner: Amanda

Location:  Polegate, EAST SUSSEX, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Blossom:March, April
Picking:Late August, September
Climate at this location:mainly warm in summer, cold in winter
Pruning:After cropping, prune back branches
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:none so far as I know

Owner's comments

These apples tend to crop heavily one year and then lightly the next year. They cook up well for pies and crumbles and are also good for baked apples. They are also good to eat as they are when fully ripened. They also make an excellent jellies and juice. I am hoping to store my remaining crop in boxes to use throughout the year as I am running out of space in the freezer/cupboards and friends to pass them on to!