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Winston Apple tree

Owner: Peter

Location:  St Albans, HERTFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 1980
Age of this tree:40 years
Soil:clay loam 
Pruning:occasional light pruning
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:no serious pests; occasional codling moth

Owner's comments

The tree is generally trouble-free. It grows in my lawn area, and has a one-metre diameter area around the base kept weed-free manually. Grows pretty vigorously, flowers quite late and blossom has never had a problem with frost. Other varieties grow nearby, including a Laxton Superb, which also blossoms late. Needs thinning some years, generally crops well. A very long season of use, pleasant to eat over a six-month period, from picking in late September or October until March or April, storing in an unheated room. Fruit often on the small side.

Season records for this tree

  • 2015

  • 2014

  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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