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Calville Blanc d'Hiver Apple tree

Owner: Cheuk

Location:  Amsterdam, NOORD-HOLLAND, Netherlands

Age:Planted in about 2017
Age of this tree:3 years
Rootstock:M4
Soil:Plot has peaty/acidity soil, so fruit trees go into a container. 20 Litres with compost, cow dung, potassium, bloodmeal, lime, liquid firtilizer 
Climate at this location:zone 7a, mild sea climate, lots of sun, lots of wind, hedge to slowdown some wind
Pruning:Cut back central leader to create a vase shape
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:none at this moment

Owner's comments

I bought sion wood and grated the calvile blanc d'hiver on an m4 rootstock. The tree grows nice and vigorous. It's central leader has ben removed to make a vase shape. My wife likes to bake and I asked her to make some tarte tatin if this tree bears apples. I already have reine des reinettes (king of the pippins). I want to taste this....tarte tatin thing. Another reason I wanted this calville variety is, because it is an winter apple. I do not want to the chain stores to buy tasteless apples.

Season records for this tree

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