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Epicure Apple tree

Owner: Tony

Location:  Streatley, BERKSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 1950
Age of this tree:72 years
Soil:Thin loam on top of chalk 
Climate at this location:Dry (rain shadow) for centrel southern england
Tree form:Standard
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Not sure

Owner's comments

I am not completely sure this tree is a (Laxton's) Epicure, as I inherited it as a mature tree when I bought the plot (an old orchard). The tree was already mature and has a completely hollow trunk. From your website and the book Apples by Rosie Sanders, I have identified it as a (Laxton's) Epicure.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Harvest: 4th week September  40kg / 88lbs
    Size: 4.5m / 15.0ft high   4.5m / 15.0ft wide
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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