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George Cave Apple tree

Owner: David

Location:  Litton, SOMERSET, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2000
Age of this tree:24 years
Soil:Clay over limestone 
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:None

Owner's comments

This is very easily grown tree, producing regular crops of immense and unblemished apples. They look astonishingly good but taste dissapoints. A very short window when these are eatable in early September Tastet is othersise not good, apples hang on the tree until they rot and very soon flesh turns fibrous. I do not reccommend this variety for taste

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   3.0m / 10.0ft wide
    Heavy crop of perfectly formed large apples-blemish and disease free
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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