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Yarlington Mill Apple tree

Owner: Dan

Location:  Killarney, CO KERRY, Ireland

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:13 years
Soil:gravelly loam 
Climate at this location:mild, damp
Pruning:yes
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:bullfinches, blackbirds

Owner's comments

All my trees are organically grown in grass which is mowed four or five times a year. No pest control is employed, but free-range hens patrol the orchards, scratching under the trees. The trees are full of spiders, anthocoris, ladybirds etc and pests are not a problem.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    first season cropping - just a half-dozen apples
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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