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Claygate Pearmain Apple tree

Owner: Pip

Location:  Rye, EAST SUSSEX, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2010
Age of this tree:15 years
Soil:Good, tending to clay 
Climate at this location:Coastal ie. subject to strong SW winds
Pruning:Wnter pruning to reduce side shoots
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Aphids

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 15 April
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 22 May
    Woolly aphid: Severe attack
  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 13 April
    Woolly aphid: Mild attack
  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 21 March