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About this Discovery Apple tree

Owner: Pip

Location:  RYE, EAST SUSSEX, United Kingdom


Visiting: By arrangement

Age: Planted in about 2010
Soil characteristics at this location: Tending to clay 
Climate at this location: Coastal ie. subject to SW winds
Pruning: Yes, winter pruning to reduce side shoots
Age of this tree: Less than 5 years
Tree form: Espalier
Height: Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping: Light crops
Growth characteristics: This tree grows easily here
Herbicides: Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides: Organic treatments
Main local pests: Aphids


Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
2014 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
2013 15 May

Woolly aphid: Mild attack
Cold, prolonged spring so blossom came late
2012 28 April
1kg / 2lbs
Woolly aphid: Mild attack
2011 21 April
1kg / 2lbs
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
3rd week July

2009

Blossom removed to allow tree to build strength

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