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Worcester Pearmain 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:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:earwigs, wasps, codling moth (maggots)

Owner's comments

2011: rootstock contracted crown/root rot; tree died. Prone to producing lots of golf-ball-sized fruit, unless thinned. Poor-average resistance to pests. Average resistance to diseases.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 27 April
  • 2009

    Spring blossom: 18 April

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