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Claygate Pearmain Apple tree

Owner: deadbird

Location:  Epsom, EPSOM SURREY, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2012
Age of this tree:15 years
Soil:Clay on chalk,dry 
Climate at this location:Cold winter ,exposed hot dry summer
Pruning:Pruned quite hard
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:Codling moth severely affects other nearby trees

Owner's comments

Absence of moth and mildew distinguishes it from other nearby trees,worth planting more given it is a local tree,no brown rot either which affects other trees Red Falstaff and Ellison’ Orange nearby .

Season records for this tree

  • 2020

    Harvest: 4th week August  6kg / 13lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   
    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
    Picked early following significant loss to Storm Ellen and other storm.