Thursday, 28 May 2009

St Edmund's pippin: set

A good set on St Edmund's, several spurs with nice healthy fruitlets. Having read up on this variety and found it described as a 'tip and spur bearer' in a number of sources, I decided to grow it as a cordon. My experience has been that it's entirely a tip bearer so far. However, as it's fairly biennial, I think I might get away with pruning hard every other year, then leaving the fruit to develop on the tips of the previous year's growth.

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