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Worcester Pearmain Apple tree

Owner: Sharon

Location:  Devon, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Picking:July to Sept
Soil:Reasonable loam - close to river 
Climate at this location:mild winters, high rainfall
Pruning:Untrained pruning done once
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)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Wooly aphids

Owner's comments

The tree was acquired with the house and is quite old but not sure of the age( main trunk has a diameter of approx 35 inches) It could have been part of the village orchard as our house was built on the orchard site. We had the apple identified at a local RHS apple day as we thought the fruit was so delicious and we may buy some more trees The Worcester Pearmain apples are absolutely delicious, sweet, fizzy and juicy but I found that most fell off the tree before I could pick them so I made lots of apple jelly for friends and neighbours. This apple is a good cooker as well as eater but does not store well.

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