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Belle de Boskoop Apple tree

Owner: Janice

Location:  Seattle, WA, United States

Age of this tree:2118 years
Soil:Acidic, next to sidewalk 
Climate at this location:Maritime
Pruning:At this point it's already trained. I prune twice a year.
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Apple maggot, coddling moth

Owner's comments

I cover them with a sock when they're about as big as a quarter.

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 15 April
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   2.5m / 8.3ft wide
  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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