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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
apple 'Arthur Turner'
Malus are small to medium-sized deciduous trees with showy flowers in spring and ornamental or edible fruit in autumn; some have good autumn foliage colour
'Arthur Turner' is a flavoursome cooking apple with large, golden exhibition fruit. Good, regular crops; prone to mildew but with some resistance to scab. Striking, deep pink blossom in spring. Season of use from September to November
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Suitable for all training forms, including cordon and fan-training. Keep a clear area around the trunk of at least 60cm radius. Thin fruit as required. See also apple cultivation
Propagate by chip budding or grafting onto a clonal rootstock for fruit. The rootstock used will largely determine the size of the tree
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning apples according to age and training form
Pests Aphids, woolly aphid, rosy apple aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, mussel scale, codling moth and caterpillars are the main pests on edible apples
Susceptible to powdery mildews, apple canker may be a problem; some resistance to apple scab
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