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Alkmene Apple tree

Owner: Cheuk

Location:  Amsterdam, NOORD-HOLLAND, Netherlands

Age:Planted in about 2017
Age of this tree:3 years
Soil:Well rotten manure, some garden soil, organic compost, some calcium 
Climate at this location:zone 7a mild sea climate, lots of wind, lots of sun, open country
Pruning:No prunig at young trees
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:Birds

Owner's comments

Tree has been bought in 2017 from my favourite nursery in the south of The Netherlands. I had a taste of this apple and decided that this is an apple with a very good flavour. If it is big enough I will take cuttings from it in order to graft some more of these. Not my favourite apple, but very close I think. Nice structure, sweet/tart very juicy, nice aromatics, delicious smelling blossoms, is disease resistant. Heavy cropper, (has to be thinned).

Season records for this tree

  • 2018

    Spring blossom: 25 April
    2018: Alkemene is planted last years winter. First year I will allow blossom, but no fruit setting. I want the roots to develop properly.
  • 2017

    Spring blossom: 5 May
    This small tree is planted in a container. Has the above average quality soil and has been bought from my favourite nursery
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