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George Cave Apple tree

Owner: Bill

Location:  Leicester, LEICESTERSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2004
Age of this tree:20 years
Soil:Very light 
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Not sure
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:Blackbirds and Fruit Tree Red Spider Mite

Owner's comments

Some frost damage on 19th April. A very good first early variety with soft melting flesh and a sweet,sharp flavour. Some frost damage to blossom on 19th April

Season records for this tree

  • 2018

    Spring blossom: 3 May
  • 2017

    Spring blossom: 25 April
    Harvest: 1st week August  20kg / 44lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft wide
  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 9 May
    Harvest: 3rd week August  15kg / 33lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
  • 2015

    Spring blossom: 3 May
    Harvest: 3rd week August  8kg / 18lbs
    Tree suffering badly from fruit tree red spider mite
  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 22 April
    Harvest: 2nd week August  20kg / 44lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 19 May
    Harvest: 2nd week September  5kg / 11lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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