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Ard Cairn Russet Apple tree

Owner: N.

Location:  United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:MM111
Soil:Shallow sandy-gravelly loam 
Climate at this location:Warm, dry, windy
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:None

Owner's comments

Not particularly prone to pests or diseases. Seems to have particularly good resistance to powdery mildew (a problem in low-rainfall regions). Extremely upright growth, with narrow branch angles. Only slightly above average vigour; not a true "T3" type.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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