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Bramley's Seedling Apple tree

Owner: Mrs Che

Location:  Bingley, WEST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:13 years
Rootstock:Supercolumn
Soil:sub soil was an old filter bed for the water board, imported new soil with horse manure 
Climate at this location:Very windy and cold in the winter, sunny site in the summer with some shade
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Standard
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:caterpillars,field slugs, aphids

Owner's comments

This garden was derelect waterboard land until 2009 and was once a filterbed with a sandy base. When we purchased the land we brought in new top soil and added lots of well rotten horse manure from a local training yard. The garden is now in it's 2nd season. Half of the land is used for fruit and vegetables and the other half for ornamental trees and and flowers. It is a very windy site and cold in the winter. Hardy apple trees have been bought with this in mind. May 2012. This tree is performing well and we have had apples for the last three years. This year it is full of blossom.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    This tree has fruited every year since it was planted and each year there are more apples than the previous year.
  • 2012

    full of flowers in spite of the unusual cold May
  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 27 April
    one bud of flowers
  • 2010

  • 2010

    Had 7 good sized apples
  • 2009

  • 2009

    Had 1 big apple

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