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Gloster Apple tree

Owner: Dave

Location:  Harefield, MIDDLESEX, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Soil:Free draining medium loam 
Climate at this location:Cool microclimate due to proximity of canal
Pruning:Prune to attain Goblet shape
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:Organic treatments
Local pests:Sparrows

Owner's comments

Not in full sunlight due to preservation order on tall tree nearby

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 26 May
    Harvest: 2nd week November
    Below average British summer, lower than average sunshine
  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 16 May
    Harvest: 1st week November
    Average British summer