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Katy Apple tree

Owner: Ute

Location:  Kilfenora, CLARE, Ireland

Age of this tree:2018 years
Rootstock:M26
Soil:Grey-brown podzolic 
Climate at this location:Cool temperate, sheltered east side of drumlin
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Crows

Owner's comments

Planted 1997. Medium to heavy crops since 2001. No disease problems. Great early eating apple. Does not keep. Chickens running in orchard, keeping ground clear and fertilizing.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Heavy crop
  • 2012

  • 2011

    Harvest: 4th week August
    Heavy crop, picking from mid/late-August into September
  • 2010

    Heavy crop
  • 2009

    Medium crop

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