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About this Laxton's Superb Apple tree

Owner: Sally

Location:  Kirriemuir, ANGUS, United Kingdom

Age: Planted in about 1990
Age of this tree: Not sure
Tree form: Half-standard
Height: Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping: Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth characteristics: 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

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
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







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