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Lord Lambourne Apple tree

Owner: Janet

Location:  Wisbech, CAMBS, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 1990
Age of this tree:36 years
Climate at this location:Windy, sunny, dry
Pruning:Prune height and branches
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:Chemical treatments
Local pests:Wasps when fruit ripe. Some bird damage to buds. Just usual

Owner's comments

The tree I have described (I have many more LL's now) was purchased and planted in Penzance, Cornwall and brought with me when I moved to Norfolk in 2002. Some root pruning took place at the time! Having more room to grow apples I bought some more LL and also a Lane's Prince Albert which came with me from Cornwall like the LL

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Harvest: 2nd week September  15kg / 33lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   3.0m / 10.0ft wide
    Canker: Mild attack
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Heavy crops, some mild canker on older trees, lots of smaller apples through not thinning out. Not much wasp damage this year although nest in vicinity in shed window. Cold spell late august thinned wasps out. A good overall healthy crop this year