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Lamb Abbey Pearmain Apple tree

Owner: Simon

Location:  Canterbury, KENT, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Soil:Heavy clay over chalk 
Climate at this location:Dry temperate, wetter spring/summer/autumn recently, dry winters
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Aphids (and the ants that bring them)

Owner's comments

Bought for local interest and as a pollinator for the Egremont Russet, oddly this is the far superior of the two trees.

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

    Harvest: 1st week October
  • 2011

    Harvest: 3rd week September
  • 2010

  • 2009


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