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About this Laxton's Superb Apple tree


Location:  Bracknell, BERKSHIRE, United Kingdom

Pruning: Prune
Age of this tree: Very old
Tree form: Standard
Height: Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping: Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth characteristics: This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides: Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides: Un-treated
Main local pests: insects and Squirrels

Owner's comments

The tree is about 27 years old. I moved in this house 20 years ago and it was then about 7 years old. I normally get a biennial crop, with some years you can count the fruits on one hand. I recently had the apples identified by an expert. Not all but some of the apples taste of aniseed. This has been an exceptional year. I have picked so far 220kg and there are still a few left on the tree.

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes

This has been a very poor year. There were very few blossoms in the spring and there are probably only about a dozen apples on the tree this year. Three or four apples fell when still green, mid August and they looked more like a Bramley cooking apple than Laxton Superb.
1st week October

Exceptional year. Harvested 220Kg !



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