All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

Beauty of Bath Apple tree

Owner: deadbird

Location:  Epsom, SURREY, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2007
Age of this tree:16 years
Soil:compacted clay 
Climate at this location:North facing ,sheltered ,light in afternoon ,early evening only
Pruning:Light
Tree form:Cordon
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree does not grow well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:mildew

Season records for this tree

  • 2021

    Spring blossom: 22 April
  • 2020

  • 2019

    Spring blossom: 18 April
    Reduced fruit buds this year
  • 2018

    Spring blossom: 19 April
    Harvest: 3rd week July
    Ripe fruits fell off tree despite efforts to give water ,the days of Beauty of Beth being early September seem long gone with global warming
  • 2017

    Spring blossom: 10 April
    Harvest: 3rd week July  1kg / 2lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Mild attack
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Little blossom,very early fruiting ,first eaten 16 July 2017
  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 7 May
    Considerable growth over winter
  • 2015

    Harvest: 4th week July  1kg / 2lbs
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    First season to produce significant Apple---given poor planting situation/soil
  • 2014

    Harvest: 3rd week July
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    autumn seems to be nearly 2 weeks early this year?
  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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