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Elstar Apple tree

Owner: Paul

Location:  Poupas, TARN-ET-GARONNE, France

Age:Planted in about 2013
Age of this tree:8 years
Climate at this location:Continental: hot summers and cold winters, with long mild autumns
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Not sure

Owner's comments

Bought 2003? Spent life until 2013 in a pot and was in poor health when planted in the orchard. Never thrived during 2013. By end of season, small fruit were dropped and leaves fell early. Possible lack of water, though other trees did well. Suspect poor root system unable to cope after transplanting.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Size: 1.0m / 3.3ft high   
    Planted in orchard spring 2013. Plant suffered during early autumn and may have died. Fruit did not develop, but this may have been due to a rather late planting. Suspect lack of water but other trees survived well. Query poor root system? To be followed up closely in spring 2014.
  • 2012

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  • 2009

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