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Laxton's Superb Apple tree

Owner: Sally

Location:  Kirriemuir, ANGUS, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 1990
Age of this tree:31 years
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Not sure
Pesticides:Organic treatments

Owner's comments

This tree crops erratically and is susceptible to scab. It's been on a threat of removal 3 times, but each time I tell it it is at risk, it crops well. This year will be the best crop we have ever had, with very little scab.

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Size: 5.5m / 18.3ft high   3.0m / 10.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Mild attack
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    First decent crop for 4 years. Scab has been a real problem in the past, not helped by the biennial bearing habit
  • 2015

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  • 2009

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