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Annie Elizabeth Apple tree

Owner: Robert

Location:  Plymouth, DEVON, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 1800
Age of this tree:219 years
Soil:Shillet 
Pruning:Occasionally
Tree form:Standard
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Codling Moth

Owner's comments

This is a very large tree (largest in our orchard), probably planted in about 1860 when the house was first built. It is now fully recumbent but seems to have recovered from gradually going down to the ground in about 2012. It has now started again growing a little. It is still cropping and as usual still producing a good number of large/very large cookers often out on the ends of long dangling stems. This apple tree is the favourite for the 2-4 wintering Blackcaps we usually have and they are often seen feeding on apples that have not been picked as the apples can sometimes stay on this tree a long time into the winter period.

Season records for this tree

  • 2015

    Harvest: 1st week November  20kg / 44lbs
    Size: 9.0m / 30.0ft high   9.0m / 30.0ft wide
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Given this very large tree gradually fell over in about 2012 and is now fully recumbent it still seems to be managing despite a loss of maybe 1/3 to half its root system.
  • 2014

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  • 2009


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