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French Crab Apple tree

Owner: c

Location:  Princetown, VICTORIA, Australia

Age:Planted in about 1960
Age of this tree:62 years
Soil:loam 
Climate at this location:cold
Pruning:each year
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:birds

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Dreadful tasting sour apple that cooks up well but requires lots of sugar to balance sour flavour. Keeps very well up to 4 months. Tree was planted in the late 1960's. However hadn't fruited until after recent pruning in 2010. It has taken us a very long time to work out what variety it was as the fruit is larger than a crab apple and tastes much worse. Can not be eaten raw unless you like eating lemons. Last of all local apple trees to ripen and up to 1.5 to 2 months later than the usua
  • 2013

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  • 2009


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