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Charles Ross Apple tree

Owner: Kim

Location:  London, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2002
Age of this tree:20 years
Rootstock:Not sure
Soil:Generally Loamy 
Climate at this location:Typical London weather
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Cordon
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated

Owner's comments

Pollination partner is Bountiful - beautiful eating apple, which is getting better with age. Definitely needs to have wax papers wound up the trunk to protect against pests - worked well last year so both the Bountiful and Charles Ross saw spectacular crops.

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 13 April
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   3.0m / 10.0ft wide
  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 16 April
  • 2010

  • 2010

  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 25 April
    Harvest: 3rd week August
  • 2009

    Harvest: 3rd week August
  • 2009

    Harvest: 3rd week August
  • 2009

    Harvest: 3rd week August

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