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
Spring blossom: 15 May
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.
Spring blossom: 20 May
Harvest: 1st week October 40kg / 88lbs
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
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
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.
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