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Malus domestica ‘Merton Charm eating apple’

Apple eating

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & September
  • Height10m to 8m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourPink-white
  • Leaf ColourGreen
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Malus domestica ‘Merton Charm eating apple’ (Apple eating). This variety is quite small the skin is green-yellow flushed brown its juicy and has good flavour. It has sweet, crisp to firm flesh, lightly aromatic. Crops heavy, but fruit small unless thinned; can be poorly coloured. Semi-weeping habit. Season: late Sept. - Oct.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fruit

Origin

Europe, USA and Asia

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Loamy
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will prefer a cool, moist climate with full sun with fertile, well-drained, loamy soil. You must protect from strong winds.

Propagation

You can propagate by budding in summer or grafting in winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trees are sometimes attacked by aphids, caterpillars and red spider mite, and are susceptible to fireblight and apple scab.

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