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Elstar Apple tree

Owner: johncole4321@yahoo.co.uk

Location:  Ramsgate, KENT, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2007
Age of this tree:13 years
Rootstock:mm 106
Soil:heavy clay on chalk 
Climate at this location:dryish mild
Pruning:Light pruning, this tree tends to like growing tall.
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:aphid

Owner's comments

No pests May.Quiet a few maggots may be codling moth,June drop may be slightly not heavy enough.

Season records for this tree

  • 2019

    Spring blossom: 5 May
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   
  • 2018

    Size: 3.5m / 11.7ft high   3.0m / 10.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Only 12 apples, but very juicy. This tree seems to resist most ailments.
  • 2017

    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 4 March
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Poor blossom
  • 2015

    Spring blossom: 4 May
    Harvest: 4th week September  10kg / 22lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Mild attack
    Mildew: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Heavy blossom early rain but dryish late April.Large apples grow along bows Good crop.
  • 2014

    no blossom no fruit
  • 2013

    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
  • 2012

    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 21 April
    another cold winter with some snow,rather dry march/april.hardly any blossom just one apple
  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 9 May
    Harvest: 2nd week September
    spring colder than usual, very dry summer fruit never matured
  • 2009


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