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Winter Gem Apple tree

Owner: Jeff

Location:  Leicester, LEICESTERSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2013
Age of this tree:10 years
Climate at this location:Cold winters, late springs
Pruning:Removed top 12" of central leader after planting.
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified

Owner's comments

Planted on my allotment, 2013-02-12. Had to dig out what looked like (perhaps?) an old manure heap before planting. Added blood, fish & bone meal to the planting hole, and scattered wood ash on the surface before covering with black weed suppressant membrane.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Spring was late, and the cold lasted well into April.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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