It’s just over 12 months since Rog Ur was donated to the orchestra and he’s doing well.
It’s quite amazing how resilient this little tree is. Traveling from the Tian Shan Mountains as a seed in a pocket. Germinated in a pot under a hedge in Suffolk then planted out in Cornwall. Stunted and root bound Rog Ur almost tripled his branches last year with the majority of the growth coming from near the base. The original whip lost its leaves about a month before the new growth, not sure if this is a bad sign, will have to see what happens this year.
It’s been a long long winter and I’ve dusted off the tape measure and note book and we’re off again. So far this year all six of the original trees have apples and the score is looking busy already and it’s only June.
We also have a new member, one of Roger Deakin’s apple trees was very kindly donated in January by a friend of Deakin’s and now ‘Roger’ is spreading his roots up the allotment. Too soon for flowers and apples off Roger but he’s looking healthy so hopefully he’ll be adding his own notes to the score next year.