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Belle de Boskoop Apple tree

Owner: v

Location:  Lucknow, ONTARIO, Canada

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:M26
Soil:rocky, calcifarious, light topsoil 
Climate at this location:Zone 5a, North America, Great Lakes Basin
Pruning:pruned every 2 years, pyramid (central leader) style
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:codling moth, etc. Pest damage fairly light

Owner's comments

Winters here are long, have 3 to 6 feet of snow, and temperatures vary, with average of -8 to -15 degrees C., about 10 to 15 days will see -20 to -25 degrees C., and there is usually a damp northwesterly wind off the lakes.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Harvest: 1st week September
    First year of ~true~; production - 2 x 11 quart basket
  • 2010

  • 2009


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