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Golden Delicious Apple tree

Owner: Elaine

Location:  Mold, FLINTSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 1980
Age of this tree:39 years
Soil:slightly alkaline, loam with some stones 
Climate at this location:Temperate, good for hardy varieties.
Pruning:yes
Tree form:Standard
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
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

  • 2016

    Size: 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
  • 2015

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