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Belle de Boskoop Apple tree

Owner: Gil

Location:  Snohomish, WA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2011
Age of this tree:10 years
Soil:clay loam 
Climate at this location:Mediteranean Dry Summers, Wet winters, 1800GDD base 50, avg high 75 avg low 41
Pruning:none
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:voles, codling moth, apple maggot, apple scab and anthracnose

Owner's comments

This apple is like a fine wine, from year to year.

Season records for this tree

  • 2015

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 15 April
    Harvest: 2nd week October  55kg / 121lbs
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Excellent. Wiley tree is falling all over the place on the bud-9 rootstock. Gotta get them wires up!
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 20 April
    Harvest: 3rd week October  15kg / 33lbs
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    A wiley-growing vigorous tree -I have about 20 trees on Bud-9 (full dwarf rootstock), No disease, some early bites, excellent flavor and from year to year the nuance of flavors is developed through the cool season
  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 23 April
    Harvest: 4th week October
    Size: 1.0m / 3.3ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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