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Charles Ross Apple tree

Owner: Lindy

Location:  Wickford, ESSEX, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2000
Age of this tree:22 years
Soil:Clay 
Climate at this location:Temperate, warm part of the UK, other than that typical British weather - varied!
Pruning:February 2015 started to prune.
Tree form:Standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:None as yet, touch wood

Owner's comments

Up until 2013 cropping had been very light. 2014 has been the best cropping year I've had, in fact the fruit gained a best in class at my local horticultural show, and I received a 'Battle of Britain' trophy :-)

Season records for this tree

  • 2015

    Pruned lightly this year for the first time to open up branches.
  • 2014

    Harvest: 3rd week August  3kg / 7lbs
    Size: 4.5m / 15.0ft high   2.5m / 8.3ft wide
  • 2013

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  • 2010

  • 2009


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