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Elstar Apple tree

Owner: Brian

Location:  Newcastle Upon Tyne, TYNE AND WEAR, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Soil:Tub containing J.I.3. Sweet Society heavy clay 
Climate at this location:South West facing.Wind and rain mainly Westerly.
Pruning:Prune and train.
Tree form:Cordon
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Chemical treatments
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:Aphids

Owner's comments

This year (2009) is my first attempt at growing apples. Blossom appeared on Elstar in early April.Two Fruit grew but dropped off in June.

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 15 April
    Harvest: 1st week October
    1 apple
  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 12 May
  • 2009

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