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Egremont Russet Apple tree

Owner: Michael

Location:  Nottingham, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Soil:ACID SOIL 
Climate at this location:MICRO CLIMATE IN WALLED GAREDEN. TYPICAL NORTH OF THE TRENT. QUITE DRY
Pruning:YES
Tree form:Cordon
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:LAST YEAR 2011 MUCH DISTORTION OF LEAVES DUE TO A TINY MITE?

Owner's comments

The tree performed very poorly in 2010. Only four embroyo apples which did not develope properly. The tree succumbed to a "dying of the leaves" which became curled and distorted. There seemed to be a severe infestation of a tiny mite on the leaves which could not be eradicated by recommended pest controls and spraying. This year 2011 the leaves look much healthier and the tree is growing well but we have only had three clusters of blossom on the whole tree. It is grown as a corden and it's spread is 4/5ft and about 3 feet high from the ground.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    VERY POOR BLOSSOM SHOW
  • 2010

  • 2009


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