Posted: 30/10/2016 at 09:03
I have an old worcester that fruits every year, never gets fed, hardly ever gets pruned, and produces so much fruit that I struggle to give it away after I have filled the freezer. A three year old Jonagold has scabby apples here. I look at it with a view to getting rid. A Cox planted at the same time, reputedly difficult , has produced some gorgeous fruit this year. Much depends on soil conditions and microclimate. As Verdun says, some suit one area better than others. Rosemoor has an orchard, with varieties suitable for Devon.