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Belle de Boskoop Apple tree

Owner: Ute

Location:  Kilfenora, CLARE, Ireland

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:MM106
Soil:Grey-brown podzolic 
Climate at this location:Cool temperate, sheltered east side of drumlin
Pruning:Pruned/trained
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Crows

Owner's comments

This is a Red Boskoop. Planted 1997, first fruit 2001, heavy crops in 2007 and 2008., few apples in 2009 and 2010. Chickens in orchard since 2004 in alternate years.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Poor crop, not sure why
  • 2010

    practically no crop
  • 2009

    few

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