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Claygate Pearmain Apple tree

Owner: Cheuk

Location:  Amsterdam, NOORD-HOLLAND, Netherlands

Age:Planted in about 2016
Age of this tree:8 years
Rootstock:No rootstock, just grafted on my mother tree, on my rubinola mother tree.
Soil:Graft on monther tree. The mother tree is grown in poor soil, but is fertilized every 2-3 months 
Climate at this location:zone 7a, mild sea climate, lots of sun, lots of wind, hedge to slowdown wind
Pruning:Not pruned at this moment, it has been grafted in 2016 on my rubinola mother tree.
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:none at this moment

Owner's comments

I bought some claygate pearmain scion wood to have a taste of this apple in the future. Grafted in 2016 on my rubinola mother tree and this year (2020) grafted two scions onto an cut-back golden delicious tree. Both have been taken and I'll just let them grow, until I have to make a choice which of the two I have to cut back. According to internet sources, this apple is just as complex as cox orange pippin' (COP).