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Winter Gem Apple tree

Owner: Mike

Location:  Godalming, SURREY, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2010
Age of this tree:14 years
Rootstock:M26
Soil:Sandy soil 
Tree form:Standard
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Not sure
Pesticides:Not sure

Season records for this tree

  • 2021

    Spring blossom: 14 May
  • 2020

    Spring blossom: 25 April
    Very little blossom this spring. Harvest was very small, but with a few good-sized, good-looking fruits.
  • 2019

    Spring blossom: 24 April
    Harvest: 4th week September  9kg / 20lbs
    One of only 2 trees to bear fruit this year. Earlier harvest than previous years.
  • 2018

  • 2017

    Spring blossom: 17 April
    Harvest: 4th week September  3kg / 7lbs
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Pretty poor crop, which seemed to be ready for picking much earlier than in previous years.
  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 12 May
    Not much blossom this year.
  • 2015

    Spring blossom: 29 April
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Suffered badly with aphids early in the season. Plenty of fruit, but mainly small - possibly trying to do too much for a small tree. Good flavour, however. Pruning over the winter and more support next year needed.
  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 29 April
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Only a small show of blossom this year, and much of this caught by blossom wilt. No fruits at all this year.
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 13 May
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
  • 2012

    No fruit at all this year
  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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