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Malus 'Katy'


Malus 'Katy'

Reliable cropper, lovely red fruits. Doesn't keep well, but great straight off the tree!



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do the birds or animals leave you enough to harvest a decent crop? how big are the apples? I tend to prefer smaller ones - I get bored half-way through big ones!

17 May, 2015

 

The apples are quite big Fran. My big trees produce smaller fruit, but no blossom on them this year. They are old, and being renovated, so I will allow them a year off!

17 May, 2015

 

Have never had a problem with pests on Katy....so far!

17 May, 2015

 

thanks Karen; I'll look for a smaller variety!

17 May, 2015

 

A delightful photograph K......hope you get a bumper harvest...

18 May, 2015

 

Hmmm....not many bees about yet A. It's been so cold and still is. :(

19 May, 2015

 

saw my first in mid or early March, or heard one, rather; surprised me, thoguht it was early for them.

are there other apple trees nearby for polliationa, or does it self-pollinate?

19 May, 2015

 

We do have quite a few Apples Fran. There were Five in the garden when we arrived and I've added two more dessert ones (this is one of them) and five Crabs. So even if it weren't self pollinating (which I believe this one is) there shouldn't be a problem IF there were any BEES!! ;)) Its still absolutely freezing here. Bright sunshine and freezing cold wind again. I'm beginning to feel aggrieved!

19 May, 2015

 

well, you've got enough trees to ensure a pentiful pollen supply! just need the carriers - or have a "fun" session with a paintbrush, doing the pollination by hand. can't say I'd enjoy that much

19 May, 2015

 

Well, I have been doing that with my lemon, but the apples? Nah..lets hope the bees have been sneaking in while I've been indoors hugging a radiator!

19 May, 2015

 

and so say all of us!

20 May, 2015



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