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Red Falstaff Apple tree

Owner: Mr Grae

Location:  Penicuik, MIDLOTHIAN, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Soil:Improved clay 
Climate at this location:Cold winters, often drab summers, quite a bit of rain - typical east of Scotland.
Pruning:Light prune keeping form.
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)

Owner's comments

Bit of scab for this first fruiting but heavy crop and most were good eating despite the scab. Our summer here was very wet, indeed it was wetter than usual so am hopeful for future years. Tree survived a very cold, long winter with temperatures as low as minus 20 celsius. For the tree's second and much milder winter I've improved the soil further around tree taking care not to cause any root disturbance and drainage is now much better.

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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