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Golden Russet Apple tree

Owner: Ron

Location:  Oxford, OXFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:On MM106
Soil:Heavy loam 
Climate at this location:slightly sheltered orchard
Pruning:acquired as maiden. Have pruned to produce half standard
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Not sure
Local pests:No pest damage yet

Owner's comments

Tree seems very happy in its location, and the fruit is the American type. Great sweet honey-russet flavour. Still keeping well in December, and not at its best yet.

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

    2 year old planted as half-standard. 6 apples allowed to remain. Ripened well and very healthy. Fine flavour
  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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