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Scrumptious Apple tree

Owner: Paul

Location:  Southport, MERSEYSIDE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:13 years
Rootstock:M26
Soil:Alluvial (sand, clay and silt) 
Climate at this location:Wet, Coastal winds
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Wasp, Bitter Pit

Owner's comments

Would have been better on a more vigorous rootstock or grown on its own root system (naturally a small tree)

Season records for this tree

  • 2018

    Spring blossom: 26 April
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
  • 2017

  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 4 May
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
  • 2015

    Harvest: 4th week September  1kg / 2lbs
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Light crop and poor ripening in rather cool summer.
  • 2014

    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft wide
    Canker: Mild attack
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Best crop so far, but still week growth. Re-training two arms that had few buds on.
  • 2013

    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    No Fruit this year! Trying to take cuttings to grow on own roots rather than graft.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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