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Bramley's Seedling Apple tree

Owner: Amanda

Location:  Cahors, LOT, France

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:16 years
Soil:Very alkaline, rocky. 
Climate at this location:Hot and dry in summer, cold in winter.
Pruning:I prune and shape
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:Codling moth

Owner's comments

We live on the western slope of a hill, high above the Lot valley. It's a hot and exposed site and not ideal for apple growing. I have six traditional varieties, grown by Deacons Nursery on the Isle of Wight and planted as maiden whips in 2009.

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present