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About this Pinova Apple tree

Owner: N.

Location:  CAMBRIDGE, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom


Age: Planted in about
Rootstock: M26
Soil characteristics at this location: Shallow sandy-gravelly loam 
Climate at this location: Warm, dry, windy - but tree planted with roots in shade of a wall, to improve moisture
Pruning: Yes
Age of this tree: 5 - 10 years
Tree form: Cordon
Height: Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping: Medium crops
Growth characteristics: This tree grows easily here
Herbicides: Un-treated
Pesticides: Un-treated
Main 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

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
2010 2 May

2009 18 April

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