High local bat population seems to reduce moth problems
Pruned to restore shape and initiate new growth fresh growth from centre of tree at beginning of year.
Light prune to maintain shape 2012
Season records for this tree
Spring blossom: 6 May
3.5m / 11.7ft high 5.0m / 16.7ft wide Flower and set has been very good despite the massive crop last year.
The pasteurized juice has lasted very well and has retained the slightly spiced taste.
Spring blossom: 20 May
Harvest: 3rd week September 100kg / 220lbs
4.5m / 15.0ft high 6.0m / 20.0ft wide Canker: Not present Scab: Not present Mildew: Not present Woolly aphid: Mild attack Codling moth: Mild attack Silverleaf: Not present Unbelievable crop on what is our most reliable tree. Most of the crop has been juiced and has produced one which tastes slightly spiced.
Spring blossom: 24 April
Spring blossom: 19 April
Harvest: 2nd week September Lighter crop due to drought. Quality also affected
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