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Monarch Apple tree

Owner: Charlotte

Location:  Ipswich, SUFFOLK, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Soil:good medium loam over clay and chalk 
Climate at this location:dry, east coast on river estuary, sheltered
Pruning:cut out damaged branches, tree slowly dying- mistletoe damage
Tree form:Standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Local pests:codling moth

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 23 April
    sparse blossom, lasted only a few days, weather very dry and warm
  • 2010

    Harvest: 1st week October
    plentiful blossom, lasted a week or cool
  • 2009