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D'Arcy Spice Apple tree

Owner: N.

Location:  Cambridge, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:M26
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
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Cordon
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:None

Owner's comments

Partial tip bearer - a feature that is not often stated in literature. Wind resistant - fruit clings tight. Slow growing. Good resistance to pests. Good resistance to diseases.

Season records for this tree

  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 2 May
  • 2009

    Spring blossom: 2 May

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