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About this Alkmene Apple tree

Owner: Cheuk

Location:  AMSTERDAM, NOORD-HOLLAND, Netherlands

Age: Planted in about 2017
Soil characteristics at this location: 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
Age of this tree: Not sure
Tree form: Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height: Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping: Not specified
Growth characteristics: Not specified
Herbicides: Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides: Un-treated
Main 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

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
2018 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 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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