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Winter Gem Apple tree

Owner: John

Location:  Llanfairynghornwy, ANGLESEY, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Soil:silty clay loam 
Climate at this location:NW Anglesey wet windy mild
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:snails

Owner's comments

This tree shows signs of magnesium deficiency. Have added wood ashes as, although high in potash 3-4% also contains magnesium 1-2%. Analysis of my soil by RHS in 2000 showed enough magnesium for soft fruit but not fruit trees. Other trees seem to be unaffected except Laxton's Superb ( slight). Maybe this variety is particularly susceptible.

Season records for this tree

  • 2010

  • 2009

    Appears to struggle, magnesium deficiency symptoms. Not seen in my other trees.Analysis shows enough Mg. for soft fruit but not for fruit trees.

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