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Elstar Apple tree

Owner: John

Location:  Congleton, CHESHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2012
Age of this tree:9 years
Soil:Sandy loam. 
Climate at this location:Variable, often cool and wet.
Pruning:Occasional light to moderate pruning for size and to keep within boundaries
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Birds

Season records for this tree

  • 2017

    Harvest: 2nd week October  3kg / 7lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
  • 2016

  • 2015

  • 2014

  • 2013

    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Severe attack
    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
    The light crop is badly effected by Scab and may not mature or be useable.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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