I have two beautiful apple trees in my new garden. They are so lovely and I have enjoyed sitting under the shade of the trees this hot Summer.
One is definitely a Bramley apple tree, but I don't know the eating apple identity.
So last week I sent off 3 apples, a twig with a bud and some leaves, and a cheque to the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale in Kent. They provide a fruit identification service
this time of year. I wait eagerly to find out what I have in my new garden.
Meanwhile, although I put up my codling moth pheromone trap at exactly the right time of year, I do seem to have a problem with maggoty apples. These are fairly old trees, perhaps the infestation was quite severe, perhaps the hot Summer had an effect on the numbers? I don't know really.
I'll put a grease band on both the trees this Winter to catch some of the Winter moths climbing up the trunk (hopefully I won't catch any passing Labradors!!!) and I will put up the moth trap again next year and see if it improves. Any ideas why the codling moth trap didn't work? Anyone?