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Worcester Pearmain Apple tree

Owner: Chris

Location:  Chesham, BUCKS, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Soil:loam 
Climate at this location:usual british
Pruning:pruned to shape
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:codling moth and wasps

Owner's comments

Pruning the tree to keep new growth to mature over a 3/4 year period produces long, flexible branches, with good spurs. These are thinned so that they are reasonable well spaced apart. This allows good air circulation and light to get to the developing fruit. Some new growth stems are allowed to develop and replace older stems which start to get too thick and high and are therefore completely removed. By getting into a pattern of old growth, new replacement branches, you keep the tree vigorous and it therefore produces good fruit regularly.

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