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About this Golden Delicious Apple tree

Owner: Cheuk

Location:  AMSTERDAM, NOORD-HOLLAND, Netherlands


Age: Planted in about 2013
Soil characteristics at this location: clay, turf/peat soil, poor soil, acidity soil, with wet and dry patches 
Climate at this location: Zone 7a, mild sea climate, windy, lots of sun
Pruning: Needs to be pruned. Grows vigorously.
Age of this tree: Not sure
Tree form: Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height: Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping: Medium crops
Growth characteristics: This tree grows easily here
Herbicides: Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides: Organic treatments
Main local pests: codling moth, wasps, birds


Owner's comments

This tree has been cut back drastically, because it was much too big. Next year I will graft some other apple variety on it, leaving 2 or 3 Golden Delicous branches on it.

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
2017 25 April
2.5m / 8.3ft high
2.5m / 8.3ft wide
Cut this tree back last year (2016). This year nice profound flowering on the lower branches. Grafted some mitchgla on this tree.
2016 14 May
1kg / 2lbs 1.5m / 5.0ft high
2.0m / 6.7ft wide
Scab: Mild attack
Codling moth: Mild attack
Nice apple, but not particular in taste. I have it there in de garden to pollinate other apple trees Vigorous growing tree. Fruits are the best when picked strait from the tree. The apples taste of roses. Cannot let the fruits stay long on the tree when ripe, because of birds. Some say, this apple is quite nice if left on the tree until it has its yellow colour. I might give this a try this year.
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