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Jupiter Apple tree

Owner: Lenore

Location:  Beverley, EAST YORKS, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Picking:early October
Soil:slightly chalky 
Pruning:pruning to shape & to try to control biennial tendancy
Tree form:Half-standard
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:Organic treatments
Local pests:codling moth

Owner's comments

very disease- and insect-resistant. Although it has a distinct inclination to fruit very heavily every two years, in the other years the crop is reasonable. Taste is excellent. 2012- It doesn't seem very happy this year- poor late blossom. August 2012- looks to be a disastrous harvest from this tree- only five apples left on, when there are usually bags-full!

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 3 May
    Harvest: 3rd week September
    very little blossom this year, and very slow to open- first year thus. Crop ludicrous this year- six apples set, of which three matured. Most years there are basket-loads of fruit.
  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 19 April

Jupiter blossom 30th April 12

Jupiter blossom 30th April 12

Copyright: L. Greensides

Uploaded: 28 May 2012

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