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Beauty of Bath Apple tree

Owner: Alan

Location:  Bristol, SOMERSET, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:unknown
Soil:red clay 
Climate at this location:sheltered mild damp
Pruning:Rarely
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:coddling moth

Owner's comments

This tree looked old when we bought the house 30+ years ago. It has produced fruit every year but alternate years the crop is heavier. We found the apples taste better lightly cooked with the skins left on. Another apple variety (unknown) grows from some of the branches. This started to happen about 20 years ago after a heavy prune. We've only pruned it once since.

Season records for this tree

  • 2010

    Harvest: 1st week August
  • 2009

    Harvest: 3rd week July

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