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Catshead Apple tree


Location:  Banbury, OXON, United Kingdom

Age of this tree:2024 years
Climate at this location:Quite high in the Cotswolds
Pruning:Pruned annually
Tree form:Standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Not sure
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:woolly aphid

Owner's comments

we have 3 old catshead trees in the garden

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 26 April
  • 2013

    Size: 3.5m / 11.7ft high   4.0m / 13.3ft wide
    Woolly aphid: Mild attack
    Medium size fruit this year. Half crop frozen, as doesn't store well. Good flavour for cooking- not much sugar needed. Rest of fruit used to make cider!
  • 2012

    Harvest: 1st week October
    We have 3 catshead trees and lots of apples this year - unlike everyone else!