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Katy Apple tree

Owner: Bill

Location:  Ulverston, CUMBRIA, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2016
Age of this tree:4 years
Soil:Alluvial, river estuary 
Climate at this location:High rainfall all year round, cold, windy
Pruning:Light shaping prune in autumn of first year
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Some boring insects - unidentified.

Season records for this tree

  • 2017

    Spring blossom: 10 May
    Harvest: 3rd week August  4kg / 9lbs
    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: Mild attack
    Planted in the autumn of 2016, so first full season was 2017. Very abundant blossom on bush trained tree, spreading from bottom to top over several weeks. Large number of fruits set at all heights and only a few fell during June, as the tree settled down to crop. Started to pick during third week of Aug, large number of apples for the first season, with excellent size and flavour. Some minor attacks by boring insects on very few fruit but most were perfect. Very impressive performance for i
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