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Ashmead's Kernel Apple tree

Owner: Hugh

Location:  Kingsbridge, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2010
Age of this tree:14 years
Soil:acid shillet, on a south slope 
Climate at this location:mild, wet and windy
Pruning:Keep it in espalier form, just now reaching it final extent.
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)

Season records for this tree

  • 2022

    Spring blossom: 3 May
    Good blossom this year
  • 2021

  • 2020

  • 2019

  • 2018

  • 2017

    Spring blossom: 8 May
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   2.5m / 8.3ft wide
  • 2016

    Harvest: 2nd week November  7kg / 15lbs
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   2.5m / 8.3ft 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
    Not a heavy crop this year, but staying on the tree until mid-November. Some picked from mid-October.
  • 2015

  • 2014

  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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