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Epicure Apple tree

Owner: Cheuk

Location:  Amsterdam, NOORD-HOLLAND, Netherlands

Age:Planted in about 2016
Age of this tree:7 years
Rootstock:Grafted on a rubinola (my mother tree) It holds all my scions. One in a container with a slow growing rootstock
Soil:Container: reed compost + well-rotted manure + lime + a thirth organic compost+wormcastings+liquid fertilizer.. 
Climate at this location:Zone 7a, windy, lots of sun. hedge to slow down wind.
Pruning:Yes, It is a vigorous grower
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree does not grow well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:None, has yet to crop

Owner's comments

I have grafts of Laxton's epicure in a grafting bank tree. 2 years ago I grafted one on my rubinola mother tree and one on an M9. Both are flowering at this moment. The one on the rubinola is allowed to bear a crop. It is full with blossoms and ready to produce a crop.

Season records for this tree

  • 2022

    Spring blossom: 4 May
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Plum fruit moth: Mild attack
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Something is nipping my leafs away! It might be a codling moth or a plum moth. Because of the bitter cold here in The Netherlands, some of the exposed branches were bare, some were dead.
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