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Cox's Orange Pippin Apple tree

Owner: Johan

Location:  Gent, OOST-VLAANDEREN, Belgium

Age of this tree:2019 years
Soil:moist sandy, alluvial influence 
Climate at this location:Temperate
Pruning:Summer and winter pruning
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree does not grow well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Fruite worms, mealybug

Owner's comments

The tree must be over 50 years old, still makes a fragile appearance. The slow growth may be caused by an earth covered budding, which spawned undesired branch development from the soil level. The problem was remedied end October 2009, yet it remains very modest in development and fruit yielding by 2012. My tree ID ref = F15

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

  • 2012

    Just no fruits ripening this season, hence no harvest.
  • 2011

    12 apples ripening in June.
  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 27 April
    2 apples ripening in July
  • 2009

    About 4 ripe fruits, probably less in 2008

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