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Howgate Wonder Apple tree

Owner: William

Location:  Cirencester, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 1970
Age of this tree:54 years
Soil:light lime over gravel 
Climate at this location:Protected from harsh weather; rarely severe.
Pruning:Autumn pruning to train shape and ensure access
Tree form:Standard
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Local pests:coddling moth in many fruit; occasionally some scab.

Owner's comments

Tree was originally "rescued" Woolworth's stock by manager at the time. We have known it since 1994 when it was leaning over 60degrees. Pruning has largely improved the shape. It is full of cancer, but that does not effect the fruit very much.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Size: 3.5m / 11.7ft high   4.5m / 15.0ft wide
    Canker: Mild attack
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Very good yield. Fruit were not thinned so many good medium size fruit.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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