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About this Red Falstaff Apple tree

Owner: Roger

Location:  BURTON LATIMER, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Age: Planted in about 2008
Rootstock: M26
Soil characteristics at this location: Clay 
Climate at this location: generally warm summers, wet winters
Pruning: light pruning only
Age of this tree: 5 - 10 years
Tree form: Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height: Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping: Heavy crops
Growth characteristics: This tree grows easily here
Herbicides: Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides: Un-treated
Main local pests: occasional codling moth - tried traps in 2011: quite successful

Owner's comments

Copious blossom and heavy crops, though it is a very young tree. Maypoling an absolute necessity for the past three years, owing to the size and weight of the fruit. Fruits are sweet/sharp and juicy, with a very pronounced apple flavour. They keep very well in the refrigerator. This is the vital tree in the garden - it's self-fertile and is a good pollinator for all the others.

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
2013 10 May
2.5m / 8.3ft high
2.0m / 6.7ft wide
magnificent blossom - best I've ever had, even though it was a fortnight later than last year.
2012 28 April
2.5m / 8.3ft high
2.0m / 6.7ft wide
Despite some maintenance pruning since last year this tree is covered in blossom again this year
2011 10 April

Even more blossom this year, and it has lasted longer than on the other apple trees
2010 2 May

Another year of full blossom

Red Falstaff in blossom

Red Falstaff in blossom

Copyright: R. Drage

Uploaded: 15 May 2013

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