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D'Arcy Spice 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:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:None

Owner's comments

Good resistance to pests and diseases. Very tolerant of poor soil (although not all rootstocks will tolerate poor soil!). Grows very slowly (about half that of the average apple tree, so best on a stronger rootstock to allow it to keep up with its companions - although it will continue to grow slowly after its companions have reached full size). In other words: T1 (weak) growth rate, but T2 (average) mature size after many years.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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