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Scrumptious Apple tree

Owner: Ruth

Location:  Bristol., SOUTH GLOS., United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2003
Age of this tree:20 years
Soil:Acid I think 
Climate at this location:Damp and sunny
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Cordon
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:Greenfly and Codling moth

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 17 April
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 6 May
    Harvest: 1st week October  65kg / 143lbs
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Had a really good harvest this year, really pleased with it.
  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 17 April
    Harvest: 2nd week September  1kg / 2lbs
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    A very poor harvest, had a cold night soon after flowering just as they had set and then most of them fell off, ended up having a crop of half a dozen apples or so.
  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 14 April
    Harvest: 2nd week August
    Yet another good crop, but still suffering with the codling moth.
  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 24 April
    Harvest: 1st week August
    Had another good crop, but even with a codling moth trap, still suffering with them. They still taste lovely.
  • 2009

    Harvest: 2nd week September

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