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Alfriston Apple tree

Owner: N.

Location:  Cambridge, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, United Kingdom

Age of this tree:2024 years
Soil:Shallow sandy-gravelly loam 
Climate at this location:Warm, dry, windy
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree does not grow well here
Herbicides:Not sure
Pesticides:Not sure

Owner's comments

Trialled, but too prone to powdery mildew for good performance in my area. M116 rootstock did not grow well enough in dry soil. Tree has been removed.