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Bramley's Seedling Apple tree

Owner: Bruce

Location:  Taunton, SOMERSET, United Kingdom

Age of this tree:2019 years
Rootstock:Not sure but could be M106
Soil:Clay loam over sand 
Climate at this location:Temperate maritime. Exposed location
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Aphids

Owner's comments

High local bat population seems to reduce moth problems Pruned to reduce height and improve shape Feb 2011 Light prune only required 2012.

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 15 May
    Size: 4.5m / 15.0ft high   4.5m / 15.0ft wide
    Unusually late to flower relative to the other trees this year. This tree has several other varieties grafted onto it. These are waiting for their own stocks.
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 20 May
    Harvest: 1st week October  40kg / 88lbs
    Size: 4.0m / 13.3ft high   6.0m / 20.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Mild attack
    Fireblight: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Mild attack
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Fewer apples but very large size
  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 28 April
    Light crop. Many apples rotted on trees and a lot of bitter-pit. Despite this they stored well. Season dry at start then very wet, cold and little sun
  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 23 April
    Harvest: 2nd week October
    Few but very large fruit. Those still in store are still in good order 21/3.2012.
  • 2010

  • 2009


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