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Ard Cairn Russet Apple tree

Owner: N.

Location:  Cambridge, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Soil:Shallow sandy-gravelly loam 
Climate at this location:Warm, dry, windy
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified

Owner's comments

Tree badly damaged in accident (early Feb 2010) - uprooted and trunk snapped. May not survive, but likely to be replaced with identical variety. Removed 2010. Tree died summer 2010 after its M25 rootstock became infected by canker/crown/collar rot. The original unexpected breakage of the tree may have been due to rot causing weakening just below ground level. Grafts were taken from the now-dead tree and I now have it growing on MM111 rootstock. 2011: Proving to have good resistance to scab and mildew. Not particularly prone to problems, other than very narrow branch angles which make a very upright tree.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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