Discovery Apple tree
Rye, EAST SUSSEX, United Kingdom
Age: Planted in about 2010 Age of this tree: 12 years Soil: Tending to clay Climate at this location: Coastal ie. subject to SW winds Pruning: Yes, winter pruning to reduce side shoots Tree form: Espalier Height: Up to 6ft / 2m Cropping: Light crops Growth: This tree grows easily here Herbicides: Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding) Pesticides: Organic treatments Local pests: Aphids Season records for this tree 2014Spring blossom: 12 May Woolly aphid: Mild attack This tree's blossom is considerably delayed this year (compared to 2013) and the rest of the orchard which blossomed in early April 2013Spring blossom: 15 May Woolly aphid: Mild attack Cold, prolonged spring so blossom came late 2012Spring blossom: 28 April Woolly aphid: Mild attack 2011Spring blossom: 21 April Woolly aphid: Mild attack Although affected by aphids this summer, this tree seemed more resilient than the other trees I planted and the crop was unaffected 2010
Harvest: 3rd week July 2009Blossom removed to allow tree to build strength
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