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Winter Banana Apple tree

Owner: Johan

Location:  Gent, OOST-VLAANDEREN, Belgium

Age:Planted in about 2010
Age of this tree:13 years
Rootstock:M26
Soil:humid sandy, alluvial influence 
Climate at this location:temperate
Pruning:not yet done
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Fruit worms, mealybug

Owner's comments

This 2 year old newcomer arrived Nov 14th, 2009 and is the successor of a Winter Banana tree that grew in this garden from the around 1940's until 1967 latest. It is being shaped into a horizontal espalier. It starts growing and blossoms very late, when most other apple trees have already finished doing so.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

  • 2012

    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    In the second season with picking since planting the tree, the harvest had doubled.
  • 2011

  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 10 May
  • 2009


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