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Belle de Boskoop Apple tree

Owner: Cheuk

Location:  Amsterdam, NOORD-HOLLAND, Netherlands

Age:Planted in about 2016
Age of this tree:4 years
Soil:poor soil, clay, turf/peat, wet and dry patches, acidic soil 
Climate at this location:zone 7a, mild sea climate, windy, lots of sun
Pruning:no pruning
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Too early to tell, 1 year maiden, just planted

Owner's comments

Hope this tree grows well. Is placed in a container with a mixture of poor soil,turf/peat, clay soil and cow manure compost. Will be fertilized when watering. Fertilizer in water is self made organic fertilizer(symphytum officinalis, urtica dioica, equtense arvense) Supplemental: until now this maiden makes nice shoots. Growing habit: slightly vigorous. Can't wait to make some apfelstrudel! This tree has never given a crop. It is much too early.

Season records for this tree

  • 2018

    Spring blossom: 5 May
    Tree has too much branches. Had to cut down a lot and now 4 are left. The smaller the branches the harder I prune. Pruned this one back to 4 branches and cut two-thirth back from every branch. The small branches got cut back to two buds. It is blossoming very beautifully with very light pinkish blossom.
  • 2017

  • 2016

    Woolly aphid: Mild attack
    Bought @ aldi in The Netherlands. No fruit for 3 years, so the roots get a chance to grow.
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