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Winston Apple tree

Owner: Cheuk

Location:  Amsterdam, NOORD-HOLLAND, Netherlands

Age:Planted in about 2011
Age of this tree:14 years
Soil:poor, turf/peaty, clay, acidy soil, windy, lots of sun 
Climate at this location:zone 7a, mild sea climate, windy, lots of sun
Pruning:This year pruning in the summer
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Local pests:birds, wasps

Owner's comments

Very healthy tree. This year, lots of blossoms. Supplemental: Last year I had just 4 apples. This year the tree exploded and now I need to thin it.

Season records for this tree

  • 2017

    Little blossom this year, because of biannual bearing. I have peaty poor soil.
  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 12 May
    Harvest: 2nd week November  10kg / 22lbs
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   3.0m / 10.0ft 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
    This time Winter king /winston is in full bloom! Last year I did not prune this tree. About to do that in the summer. Very healthy tree, and the fruits are only tasteful if they had lots of sun exposure. Very good tree. If I had to choose again, this one would be chosen every time.