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About this Spartan Apple tree

Owner: N.

Location:  United Kingdom


Age: Planted in about
Rootstock: M25
Soil characteristics at this location: Shallow sandy-gravelly loam 
Climate at this location: Warm, dry, windy
Pruning: Yes
Age of this tree: 5 - 10 years
Tree form: Half-standard
Height: Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping: Medium crops
Growth characteristics: This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides: Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides: Un-treated
Main local pests: None


Owner's comments

Very resistant to pests and diseases in my location, contrary to claims of problems with canker. Fruits have a yeasty "bloom" which gives a slight purple tinge to the maroon-coloured fruits. Does not "drop" many fruits in June, so can end up with a large number of small-medium apples. Tough skin, but if skin is broken, damaged apples very quickly succumb to brown rot. Ripens well in my (mild) region to a balanced sweet-sharp, melon-strawberry flavour, despite claims of "metallic" flavour in UK.

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
2011

2010

2009

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