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Spartan Apple tree

Owner: David

Location:  Broadstone, DORSET, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Soil:Sandy, improved with manuring over the years 
Pruning:Light summer prune to keep shape
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Aphid

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 18 April
    Early blossom in keeping with a generally early frost free season.
  • 2010

  • 2009

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