10 Feb 2014

Apple Trees

"Unless a tree has borne blossoms in Spring,you will vainly look for fruit on it in Autumn"-Sir Walter Scott


Scotch Bridget  the oldest Apple Tree in the Walled Garden at Abbotsford-120-130 years old.This year all the Apple Trees will undergo some restoration pruning.


Grenadier Apple Tree

eaters
cookers






Tower of Glamis Apple Tree between 80 & 90 years old.

Lord Derby
Lord Derby






and if you need some info here's a link or two and some interesting stories

                                                                      http://www.tweedvalleyfruittrees.com
                                                                    http://www.fedcoseeds.com/trees/renovating.htm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-432344/How-grandmas-apple-tree-shook-experts-core.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/3316714/Britains-oldest-trees-the-roots-of-a-nation.html