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Golden Delicious Apple tree

Owner: Cheuk

Location:  Amsterdam, NOORD-HOLLAND, Netherlands

Age:Planted in about 2013
Age of this tree:8 years
Soil: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.
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
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: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

  • 2017

    Spring blossom: 25 April
    Size: 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

    Spring blossom: 14 May
    Size: 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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