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Rival Apple tree

Owner: Sheila

Location:  Methwold, NORFOLK, United Kingdom

Age of this tree:2023 years
Climate at this location:Fairly dry
Pruning:Prune avery couple of years
Tree form:Standard
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Local pests:Wasps

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Harvest: 4th week August  100kg / 220lbs
    Size: 7.5m / 25.0ft high   6.0m / 20.0ft wide
    Prolific producer, but most apples drop off and are unusable. We think it may have its roots in the septic tank!