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Winston Apple tree

Owner: Ute

Location:  Kilfenora, CLARE, Ireland

Age:Planted in about
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:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Crows

Owner's comments

Planted in 1999. First good crop in 2004. Poorly in 2009 and 2010. Problem with canker. Other problem is late ripening, makes them very attractive to crows and Irish weather later in year not amenable to ripening.

Season records for this tree

  • 2010

  • 2009


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