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Malus domestica 'Arthur Turner' (C)
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apple 'Arthur Turner'

'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

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
4–8 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green Green Orange Red Yellow
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

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

Propagation

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 and 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

Diseases

Susceptible to powdery mildews, apple canker may be a problem; some resistance to apple scab

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