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Pinova Apple tree

Owner: James

Location:  GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2013
Age of this tree:11 years
Soil:Heavy clay 
Climate at this location:Substantial rainfall. Most years have a long dry spell. Each year has a few short periods of very strong wind.
Tree form:Standard
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Local pests:None of significance so far

Owner's comments

The tree grows near the top of one of Glasgow's many drumlins. It is not shaded or protected from wind. Strong winds early in season can lead to substantial blossom or fruit loss but late season winds have little effect on fruit. A substantial crop of good sized fruit can be achieved, but only after thinning out severely.

Season records for this tree

  • 2018

    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: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Winter pruned. Good pollination but the tree lost a large number of fruits early on because of strong winds. A substantial crop of fruits remained but had to be thinned ,twice, to achieve a good crop of good sized fruits. Heavy watering was required during a six week period of strong sunshine with no rain. Still too early to pick but expect to do so soon. The tree is now bare of leaves after strong winds a week or so ago but the apples look good; good colour, good size, good condition.
  • 2017

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