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Tydeman's Late Orange 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:Espalier
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Earwigs

Owner's comments

Average resistance to pests. Good resistance to diseases. Fruit is best snipped off or left to drop because fruit spurs (with next year's blossom buds!) easily break off the tree if you try to pick unripe fruit. The fragile fruit spurs can also break off in strong wind. Very fast growing. Lots of long, thin, straggly branches that droop considerably, under the weight of fruit.

Season records for this tree

  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 28 April
  • 2009

    Spring blossom: 18 April

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