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About this Devonshire Quarrenden 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 5 April

Woolly aphid: Mild attack
2013 15 May
1kg / 2lbs
Woolly aphid: Mild attack
2012 4 April

Woolly aphid: Mild attack
The apples produced this year were small, too small to harvest, but brilliantly red in colour.
2011 21 April
1kg / 2lbs
Woolly aphid: Mild attack

Apples were too small to harvest

Blossom removed to allow tree to build strength

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