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Spartan Apple tree

Owner: James

Location:  York, NORTH YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:16 years
Tree form:Fan
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Not sure
Pesticides:Not sure

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 31 April
    Harvest: 3rd week October  2kg / 4lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   4.5m / 15.0ft wide
    Small fruits slow to redden Many blemished and some rot on tree
  • 2015

    Spring blossom: 19 April
    Harvest: 4th week October  10kg / 22lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   3.5m / 11.7ft wide
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Mild attack
    Best crop since planting - fruits somewhat small
  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 9 May
    Harvest: 1st week October  2kg / 4lbs
    About 10 fruits
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 9 April
    Harvest: 3rd week October  3kg / 7lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   3.5m / 11.7ft wide
    Best Crop so far - good red colour by mid October ( About 20 fruits)
  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 15 April
    Harvest: 1st week October  1kg / 2lbs
    About five fruits
  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 15 April
    More Blossom than last yerar Medium quantity- Lost all fruit bar three!