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Spartan Apple tree

Owner: Christopher

Location:  Lydd, KENT, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:m26
Soil:Sandy 
Pruning:Medium
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:Aphids

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Did not blossom
  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 23 April
    Harvest: 2nd week September
    Heavy crop probably due to the cold winter and pruning previous year.
  • 2009

    Spring blossom: 23 April
    Harvest: 2nd week September
    Light to medium crop due to pruning and continual infestation of green fly.

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