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Red Devil Apple tree

Owner: Diana

Location:  Heywood, LANCASHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:I suspect M 9
Soil:Sandy Loam ( Glacial deposits ) Slightly acid 
Climate at this location:cool wet summers. Cold winters. Fairly sheltered from prevailing Westerly winds
Pruning:Pruned only crossing branches when planted. No pruning needed so far
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:Non so far

Owner's comments

This was bought in a supermarket as a bare rooted maiden. I am incredibly surprised at it's vigour and production. A lovely fruit. I have been looking for a dessert apple for this climate. Cox's do not do well as the growing season is very short due to altitude and aspect and we get late frosts. This little tree seems very happy here.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    The first crop is heavy. I have not picked yet as they need a week or so moreVery well pleased.
  • 2010

    No crop as it was first year.
  • 2009

    Planted as a 2 year old maiden

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