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Beauty of Bath Apple tree

Owner: DoorusOrchard

Location:  Kinvara, GALWAY, Ireland

Age:Planted in about 1800
Age of this tree:222 years
Soil:light shallow soil over limestone bedrock or white daub clay. Ph 8 
Climate at this location:Maritime and windy, but the tree is in a walled garden
Pruning:Restorative pruning
Tree form:Standard
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Local pests:Horse damage in the past to the bark

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Harvest: 3rd week August  80kg / 176lbs
    Size: 6.0m / 20.0ft high   9.0m / 30.0ft 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
    This is an old tree possibly 1880 in an old walled garden. Would have been unpruned from 1950 until 2010. Very healthy. Restorative pruning happening bit by bit.
  • 2012

    Harvest: 2nd week August  80kg / 176lbs
  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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