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Malus domestica 'Peasgood's Nonsuch' (C) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Fruit (edible)

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Pale Pink in Spring

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Fruit

Red, Pale Green and Pale Yellow in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

4-8 metres

Ultimate spread

4-8 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

apple 'Peasgood's Nonsuch'

Family

Rosaceae


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

‘Peasgood’s Nonsuch’ - cider or dessert cultivar, pollination group 3. skin pale yellow with broken stripes of bright red. Cooks to sweet, delicately flavoured purée; needs no or little extra sugar. Exhibition apple with large, handsome regular shape. Good, regular crops; Season of use: late Sept.–Dec.

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

It will crop best in a sunny situation. The height will depend on the rootstock and training method. Suitable for all training forms. Keep a clear area around the trunk of at least 60cm radius. Fruit thinning may be required. For more details see apple cultivation

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Neutral
  • Loam, Clay or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by budding or grafting onto a clonal rootstock for fruit. The rootstock used will effect the size of the plant

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Pruning apples according to age and training form

Pests

Aphids, woolly aphid, fruit tree, mussel scale, codling moth and caterpillars are the main pests on edible apples. Resistant to red spider mite

Diseases

Resistant to powdery mildew and moderately resistant to apple scab. Can be affected by apple canker and honey fungus