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About this Golden Delicious Apple tree

Owner: Elaine

Location:  MOLD, FLINTSHIRE, United Kingdom

Visiting: By arrangement

Age: Planted in about 1980
Soil characteristics at this location: slightly alkaline, loam with some stones 
Climate at this location: Temperate, good for hardy varieties.
Pruning: yes
Age of this tree: Not sure
Tree form: Standard
Height: Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping: Medium crops
Growth characteristics: This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides: Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides: Un-treated
Main local pests: codling moth (rare)

Owner's comments

Grossly overrated as a dessert apple, grossly underrated as a cooker. Keeps its green fresh colour when cooked without the need to add lemon juice. Cooks to a froth for apple sauce/puree. Reliable cropper.

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
5.0m / 16.7ft 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
Plum fruit moth: Not present
Silverleaf: Not present







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