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Fiesta Apple tree

Owner: Dan

Location:  CO KERRY, Ireland

Age:Planted in about
Soil:stoney loam 
Climate at this location:mild,wet
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:scab, sawfly

Owner's comments

This is the best-keeping apple I have grown. Its main faults - apart from its untidy growth habit - are: over-heavy cropping - it has to be heavily thinned, even after sawfly and june drop; and (in this area) it is a martyr to scab. Where rigorous thinning and spraying are employed, it is a top-quality apple; reluctantly, because I don't spray my apples, I'm grafting this over to another variety this year.