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Laxton's Superb Apple tree

Owner: N.

Location:  Cambridge, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:MM106
Soil:Shallow sandy-gravelly loam 
Climate at this location:Warm, dry, windy
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:None

Owner's comments

Very fast growing. Lots of long, thin, upright straggly branches that bend downwards under weight of fruit. Average resistance to pests. Average-good resistance to diseases (but has problems with fruit scab). Moderate fruit losses due to scab causing splitting, rotting and pest-entry points to the fruit. Leaves are more resistant to scab.

Season records for this tree

  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 1 May
  • 2009

    Spring blossom: 20 April

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