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About this Ard Cairn Russet Apple tree

Owner: N.

Location:  United Kingdom

Age: Planted in about
Rootstock: MM111
Soil characteristics at this location: 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

Season Blossom date Picking / Yield Size Season notes
2011

2010

2009


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