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George Cave Apple tree

Owner: Dan

Location:  Killarney, CO KERRY, Ireland

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:14 years
Soil:very fertile, stony loam 
Climate at this location:damp, mild.
Pruning:yes
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:crows, blackbirds, wasps.

Owner's comments

Apples all clean, disease and blemish-free (organically grown with free-range hens in the orchard). Very good flavour and texture. Highly recommended for an early apple.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Harvest: 2nd week August  1kg / 2lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft 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
    Early apples suffered from patchy pollination due to bad weather. Otherwise, crop pretty good.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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