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Howgate Wonder Apple tree

Owner: Barry

Location:  Norwich, NORFOLK, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Soil:Lincolnshire clay 
Climate at this location:Lincolnshire's easterly side's weather, (i.e., ca. 7 miles inland from the coast).
Pruning:Yes, pruned most years to maintain its height at around 12-15ft.
Tree form:Standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Can't say I've noticed any that affect the Charles Ross apple tree.

Owner's comments

My mother, who passed away aged 92 in mid 2000, planted this Howgate Wonder (but in the belief that it was a Charles Ross!) sometime, we believe, during the early 197os - and what a marvellously delicious and copious-cropping apple tree it has proved to be! In fact, with the exception of year 2010, we cannot recall a time when the crop weight and quality hasn't been a success.

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

  • 2011

    A very good crop
  • 2010

    Unusually, a particularly poor crop
  • 2009

    A very good crop

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