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Pinova Apple tree

Owner: N.

Location:  Cambridge, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Soil:Shallow sandy-gravelly loam 
Climate at this location:Warm, dry, windy - but tree planted with roots in shade of a wall, to improve moisture
Tree form:Cordon
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Local pests:Sawfly, codling (maggots), earwigs

Owner's comments

Good resistance to diseases. Poor resistance to pests. Particularly a favourite of sawfly and codling maggots. Very unusual "savoury" flavour. I only keep mine (as a cordon) because it seems to attract the maggots, which seem to draw the maggots away from my other trees. I cut the "maggot-holed" fruits into four, discard the quarter with the hole in it, then scoop-out the maggoty core from the other quarters. The flesh remains edible since the maggots eat the pips and not much of the flesh.

Season records for this tree

  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 2 May
  • 2009

    Spring blossom: 18 April

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