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Calville Blanc d'Hiver Apple tree

Owner: Phil

Location:  Laguna Niguel, CALIFORNIA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2016
Age of this tree:8 years
Soil:Sandy loam 
Climate at this location:Coastal and mild. Warm summers and cool wet winters.
Pruning:yes, heavily to maintain 6-7 foot height
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Aphids

Season records for this tree

  • 2018

    My Calville exhibits a strong vertical leader habit. Difficult to get side branching but spurs seem to form readily which produces a lot of blossoms per area of the tree. Grafted additional 4 branches of Glockenapfel to the tree - covering about 40% of the canopy.
  • 2017

    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Good fruit set for such a young and small tree. About 10 apples. Pruned to maintain about 6' height. Grafted Glockenapfel to one branch.
  • 2016

    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Planted late January 2016. Cut to 30". Summer pruned twice. Planted with 3 other trees in trapezoidal orientation, all 3 feet apart.
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