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Herefordshire Russet Apple tree

Owner: Andy

Location:  Helston, CORNWALL, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2013
Age of this tree:7 years
Soil:Acidic 
Climate at this location:Maritime, mild. Frost is uncommon but we can have late snow
Pruning:I had to cut the top off a couple of years ago as it had died
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree does not grow well here
Herbicides:Not sure
Pesticides:Un-treated

Owner's comments

Tree is not thriving. I had to cut out the dead top a couple of years ago. No crop permitted last year and restricted to half a dozen fruit this year.

Season records for this tree

  • 2018

    Harvest: 2nd week September  1kg / 2lbs
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    First time I've let it crop - harvest was 2 medium sized and 3 small apples.
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