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About this Cox's Orange Pippin Apple tree

Owner: Johan

Location:  Gent, OOST-VLAANDEREN, Belgium

Age of this tree: 2018 years
Soil characteristics at this location: 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

Season Blossom date Picking / Yield Size Season notes
2013

2012

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

12 apples ripening in June.
2010 27 April

2 apples ripening in July
2009

About 4 ripe fruits, probably less in 2008

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