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Peasgood's Nonsuch Apple tree

Owner: David

Location:  Clacton-On-Sea, ESSEX, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2000
Age of this tree:25 years
Rootstock:Unknown - grafted onto seedling grown from pip.
Soil:Dry and sandy. 
Climate at this location:Normally dry summers with annual rainfall approx 22 inches
Pruning:Because of unknown rootstock, growth is vigorous and severe pruning required annually.
Tree form:Standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:Aphids (and birds!)

Owner's comments

The tree described above is the largest of four I have grafted onto unknown root stocks over a few years. Original graft from an old tree in my late father's garden which I remember from the 1950's. It did suffer quite badly from canker but the new ones appear OK so far. Subsequent grafts taken from first tree grafted. Beautiful large handsome apples.

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

    Size: 5.5m / 18.3ft high   3.5m / 11.7ft 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
    Summer wetter than usual this year. Crop OK.