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Keswick Codlin Apple tree

Owner: Matt

Location:  Blacklion, COUNTY CAVAN, Ireland

Age:Planted in about 2013
Age of this tree:9 years
Soil:About 50cm of top soil with clay subsoil over limestone 
Climate at this location:Wet but tree fairly sheltered from worst winds
Pruning:Light pruning only
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Slugs

Owner's comments

Only pest control in 2016 was a couple of treatments with slug pellets. Only application to the tree was a single spray of whey during the start of the scab season.

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Harvest: 3rd week September  5kg / 11lbs
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   3.0m / 10.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    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
    Good crop of medium sized apples. Poor weather and light levels in August and September have probably delayed cropping slightly
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