Quite some apple tree – flowering its heart out but its centre is hollow


I’ve posted this item because this is just an amazing apple tree. It’s a Bramley and it’s on the Northfields allotments. The allotments date back to 1832 and I’d like to think it’s a link to West Ealing’s past  as a fruit growing area supplying Victorian London but I don’t think it is. I think this tree is pretty old but not that old. This year it’s flowering its heart out and if you look at the second photo you’ll see what’s so amazing – there’s no centre to the trunk, it’s almost completely hollow. Somehow or other it still thrives and long may it do so.


You can read more about the history of West Ealing here.


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