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Bramley's Seedling Apple tree

Owner: Jan

Location:  Castel D'Aiano, BOLOGNA, Italy

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:MM106 (I think)
Soil:shallow clay/chalk on rock 
Climate at this location:very hot dry summers, severe long winters
Pruning:Not yet
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:aphids,canker,codling moth,deer,wild boar,processional (I think moths) plant louse (some kind of sap-sucking hemipteran)

Owner's comments

Container grown. Planted beginning June 2011. Immediately badly damaged by violent hailstorm. We'll see if it survives.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Harvest: 3rd week July
    Bad Hail damage but still a very heavy crop
  • 2010

  • 2009


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