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Howgate Wonder Apple tree

Owner: Geoff

Location:  York, NORTH YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:not known
Soil:heavy clay 
Climate at this location:low lying (about 50ft above sea level), very variable, temp -15C to +25
Pruning:training yes, main pruning summer, winter, light tidy up
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:aphid, codlin moth

Owner's comments

two trees side by side trained on wire support as a screen between ornamental and kitchen gardens. There is or was another example of this variety as a 1/2 standard planted in about 1942 in a neighbouring village about a mile from here. Very good keeper.

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 29 April
    1st tree full blossom
  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 21 April
    Harvest: 2nd week October
    last fruit used w/c 15th April
  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 7 May
    Harvest: 3rd week October
    1st tree full Blossom 7/5th. Second 15/5th/2010
  • 2009

    Harvest: 2nd week October
    last fruit used w/c 19th April

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