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Jonathan Apple tree

Owner: Johan

Location:  Gent, OOST-VLAANDEREN, Belgium

Age:Planted in about 2010
Age of this tree:16 years
Soil:humid sandy, alluvial influence 
Climate at this location:temperate
Pruning:yes, into espalier
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:Fruit worms inside the apples; mealybugs

Owner's comments

This 2 year old newcomer arrived Nov 14th, 2009 and is the successor of a tree that grew in this garden from the around 1940's until 1967 latest. It is being shaped into a horizontal espalier.

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Second year with harvest, jumped from 10 in 2011 to 37 in 2012.
  • 2011

    10 ripe fruits.
  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 5 May
    no ripe fruits