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Siberian Crab Apple tree

Owner: Graham

Location:  Coldstream, BERWICKSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Soil:River valley alluvium with clay 
Climate at this location:Cool av 600mm rainfall
Pruning:Pruned fairly free form
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Organic treatments
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:People come and eat the apples

Owner's comments

This is a vigourous tree which crops heavily in a good year and reliably most years. Fruit stores through to the new year. Most books describe it as a cooker, but its perfectly edible off the tree and sweetens with maturity when kept.

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

    Crops down because of wet summer
  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009