|Age:||Planted in about 2012|
|Age of this tree:||8 years|
|Rootstock:||Gurney's "Little Big" variety|
|Soil characteristics at this location:||Rich soil|
|Climate at this location:||cold winters|
|Tree form:||Central leader (widest at bottom)|
|Height:||Up to 6ft / 2m|
|Growth:||This tree grows easily here|
|Herbicides:||Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)|
|Local pests:||codling moth, apple maggots|
|Season||Blossom date||Picking / Yield||Size||Season notes|
|2017||Fireblight continued to attack this tree, so took it out|
|2016||2kg / 4lbs||Scab: Severe attack|
Very wet spring and summer; major damage from black spot (apple scab) on apples. The higher apples were better. Fungus may have splashed up from rhubarb plants or lilies. Or perhaps just the massive rainfalls we had and then the fireside tree shaded it too much.
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