Species: Malus domestica Borkh.
Pollination Group: D / 4
Cultivar Group: (2020 – too small to assess)
Blossom: (notes to follow)
Season: Mid September – October
More Info: Keepers / OrangePippin / Pomiferous
Tree Source: Peter Nichol, Northern Fruit Group
Planting Size: v small 2nd year whip
Planting Date: 8th February 2018
Notes & Observations
2019 Season – Minimal structural development, dense cropping.
07.05.20 – Very strong blossom, thinning likely to be required.
13.08.20 – Good fruit set (24+ on v small tree, as per pic) but some issues with codling / winter moth, so some fruit lost.
2020 Season – Fruit was a little bland when under-ripe, best left on the tree until mid-October to develop flavour.
2021 Winter – Very little growth, minimal pruning required. Multiple fruit buds, Bourse + brindille, bourse + dard and bourse-on-bourse formations.