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Ashmead's Kernel Apple tree

Owner: Steve

Location:  Cheltenham, GLOS, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2002
Age of this tree:22 years
Soil:Very free draining slightly alkaline sand 
Climate at this location:24" rain; -10 to 35C but sheltered by large wall to E
Pruning:Rarely now it's full grown
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:Bitter pit, Brown rot

Owner's comments

In bearing years, a couple of leaf sprays of Calcium Nitrate and aggressive thinning. Didn't produce serious crops until 2007

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Size: 4.0m / 13.3ft high   
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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