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Blenheim Orange Apple tree

Owner: Bruce

Location:  Taunton, SOMERSET, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2011
Age of this tree:11 years
Soil:Clay loam over sand 
Climate at this location:Temperate maritime in exposed location
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Aphids rabbits

Owner's comments

Light prune to guide future shape of tree 2012 ditto 2013

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 4 May
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    First useful flowering of this young tree. I understand that they can be shy when young
  • 2013

    No blossom this year
  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 27 April
    All apples lost before harvest
  • 2011

    Young trees, no blossom.
  • 2010

  • 2009

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