All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

Beauty of Bath Apple tree

Owner: N.

Location:  United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:M25
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 fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Wasps, earwigs, codling moth (maggots)

Owner's comments

Quite good resistance to diseases. Fruits prone to pest damage. Prone to dropping its fruit before it is ripe. Very early ripening - July. Not as vigorous as you'd expect for "T3" (vigorous) varieties - more a case of its part-tip-bearing (hence ever-expanding tree) and erratic cropping (hence energy goes into growth and not fruit) which cause the tree to grow to a larger size than average if left to do its own thing.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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