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Red Falstaff Apple tree

Owner: Michael

Location:  Paredes De Coura, ALTO MINHO, Portugal

Age:Planted in about 2012
Age of this tree:9 years
Soil:Acid 
Climate at this location:Hot summers, cool wet winters
Pruning:Summer cordon training
Tree form:Cordon
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:Aphids

Owner's comments

Vigorous growth. Very heavy crop but smallish fruit - fruit thinned in August.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Only 2nd year with light crop 1kg. Heavy aphid infestation
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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