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Jupiter Apple tree

Owner: N.

Location:  United Kingdom

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

Owner's comments

Good resistance to most problems, but perhaps only average resistance to canker. Seems to have excellent resistance to powdery mildew. Somehow seems to "know" when a hard winter is coming; going dormant and early (relative to its companion trees) before a hard winter arrives. Vigorous but well-branched and fairly compact. Branches are quite slender and tend to spread.