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Orleans Reinette Apple tree

Owner: Cheuk

Location:  Amsterdam, NOORD-HOLLAND, Netherlands

Age:Planted in about 2015
Age of this tree:9 years
Soil:Mixture of potting soil and peat 
Climate at this location:zone 7a. mild sea climate windy, lots of sun, hedge to slow wind down.
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:mildew until now

Owner's comments

Very healthy tree. Mildew just on one small branch. I have 2 bushes of Orlean's Reinette. One is grafted by me and another orlean's reinette tree is bought from a nursery. Have not tasted the fruits yet. Sets good flower and various insects are on the blossom, so must have nice nectar I guess. Have to fertilize, because of poor soil, first in april, then in july and in October, with organic fertilizer and chalk. Sometimes the trees get some self made organic fertilizer mixture of (urtica dioica, symphytum officinale, equisetum arvense) when I water them. Supplemental: 25 Jun 2016, this tree is an averaged grower.

Season records for this tree

  • 2017

    Spring blossom: 9 May
    I have two small tries, one from a nursery on a m27 and the other is a elstar grafted over to Orlean's reinette. The one which is grafted over is a little slower to produce blossoms. So it blossoms a few days later. Going to let the m fruit this year. Had a taste last year, because I grafted one pencil on another other elstar tree. Fantastic apple by the way.
  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 10 May
    Mildew: Mild attack
    Woolly aphid: Mild attack
    Tree is grafted last year (2015) 2 days ago repotted into another container. M9 rootstock and grafted on elstar. Since this tree is grafted, we have to wait 3 years until the graft unions are strong enough to hold and bear fruit.