All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

Laxton's Superb Apple tree

Owner: Mike

Location:  Godalming, SURREY, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 1950
Age of this tree:72 years
Soil:Sandy soil 
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Not sure
Pesticides:Not sure
Local pests:Codling Moth

Season records for this tree

  • 2021

  • 2020

    Spring blossom: 24 April
    Harvest: 3rd week October  40kg / 88lbs
    Largest crop by far, in a good year for most trees. Tree was treated regularly with liquid seaweed during the growing season.
  • 2019

    No blossom this year.
  • 2018

    Spring blossom: 6 May
    Harvest: 1st week October  1kg / 2lbs
  • 2017

    Spring blossom: 25 April
    Blossom was reasonable in the Spring, but very little of the fruit matured and only two or three made it through the season.
  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 10 May
    Harvest: 3rd week October  8kg / 18lbs
    Scab: Severe attack
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Brown rot was a problem again, despite a few anti-fungal treatments.
  • 2015

    Harvest: 3rd week October  10kg / 22lbs
    Canker: Mild attack
    Scab: Severe attack
    Codling moth: Severe attack
    Lost a great number of fruit due to brown rot: the tree probably needs a substantial winter prune to open it up.
  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 25 April
    Harvest: 1st week October  8kg / 18lbs
    Canker: Mild attack
    Scab: Mild attack
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    A poor year. Bad attack of blossom wilt in the spring - lost a lot of the young blossom. The majority of the fruit that made it through was badly marked and tending to be smaller than in recent years.
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 13 May
    Harvest: 1st week October  8kg / 18lbs
    Woolly aphid: Mild attack
    Poor show of blossom this year. However, several of the younger branches fruited well.
  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 11 May
    Harvest: 1st week October  7kg / 15lbs
    First season for a decent harvest
  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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