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Alderman Apple tree

Owner: Julia

Location:  Eccleshall, STAFFS, United Kingdom

Age of this tree:2021 years
Soil:acidic sandstone at about 3-5 ft 
Climate at this location:quite windy the site is near the top of a hill
Pruning:yes over the last few years we have been renovating it a bit at a time
Tree form:Standard
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:mostly pest free

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Harvest: 4th week September  25kg / 55lbs
    Size: 5.5m / 18.3ft high   5.5m / 18.3ft wide
    Canker: Mild attack
    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
    As usual this very old tree was full of blossom and fruit although this year we didn't see any June drop so apples were a bit smaller than usual
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