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Suntan 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:Half-standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:earwigs

Owner's comments

Fast growing. Thick stemmed. Average-good resistance to pests. Rather prone to mildew. Died from rootstock canker/crown rot during summer 2010, presumably as an after effect of the harsh winter.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 8 May
  • 2009

    Spring blossom: 3 May

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