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Diseased apple tree

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 18:02

I think bark falling off can sometimes just be lack of drainage - has the wet weather this year upset it, do you think? Or it can be a pest, the flatheaded apple tree borer or similar borer, see this link....

How much bark has fallen off? Is it on a branch that you can remove?

Espalier cooking apple

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 16:17

#Dovefromabove - I've a conference pear espaliered and it is fantastic - heavily laden every year and looks great. No hassle to look after, just stuck it in the ground and off it went! Good luck with your concorde - they're supposed to be another excellent espalier variety, as I'm sure you know, and are very similar to the conference from which I believe it is partly originated.

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions - I've a Howgate Wonder on order!

Espalier cooking apple

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 21:41

Getting good crops - the falstaff especially so. There are a lot of fruit trees in the local area so I may be getting some polination from them. Although partially self-fertile as you mentioned, I know braeburn is supposed to be a weak cropper unless polinated, so I presume it's getting polinated from somewhere.

I'll do as you suggest and get some advice - sounds like Ashridge nursery will be able to steer in the right direction. Thanks for your help!

Still, other suggestions from people who have successfully espaliered a cooking apple greatfully received!

Espalier cooking apple

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 18:45

Thanks for the info - I have a falstaff and a braeburn and an 'unknown'! Not sure what groups they are in. Can you recommend any good resource on the 'net for finding out polination groups and info such as whether certain varities are spur-fruiting? I'v ejust had a quick look at some online nurseries, but they don't specifiy that info in the descriptions of their trees.


Espalier cooking apple

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 16:50

Hello all. I'd like to add another espalier apple to my garden, but would like a cooking apple this time, as I already have several eating varieties. Can anyone recommend some cooking apple varieties that espalier well? Thanks!

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