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Bramley's Seedling Apple tree

Owner: Diana

Location:  Heywood, LANCASHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:not known I suspect it is M 26
Soil:Sandy Loam ( Glacial deposits ) Slightly acid 
Climate at this location:cool wet summers. Cold winters. Fairly sheltered from prevailing Westerly winds
Pruning:pruned and trained
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:So far no problems

Owner's comments

I have two Bramley's both growm along the same fencing. Slightly shaded by nearby sycamores. I did have mildew on one but cured it by removing nearby plants to give more free flow of air and sunlight. Now ,so far, pest and disease free.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Trees are about 4 years old now and medium crop. Excellent quality
  • 2010

    First full year in garden and being trained against a fence. About 2 fruits to each tree.
  • 2009

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