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Fiesta Apple tree

Owner: Cheuk

Location:  Amsterdam, NOORD-HOLLAND, Netherlands

Age:Planted in about 2018
Age of this tree:8 years
Soil:Plot has peaty/acidity soil, so fruit trees go into a container. 20 Litres with compost, cow dung, potassium, bloodmeal, lime, liquid fertilizer 
Climate at this location:zone 7a, mild sea climate, lots of sun, lots of wind, hedge to slowdown some wind
Pruning:Pruned off the central leader to make a vase shape
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree does not grow well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:Wasps other insects and birds

Owner's comments

Along with my wife, we went to my favourite nursery in the south part of The Netherlands, to taste some apples from it's orchard. It's a happening only once in the year. We tasted several apples, and we took some with us so the kids could have a taste too. All of us liked the fiesta apple. Last year I bought a tree from this nursery and planted it in my garden in a container. I have really bad soil, a container is a better place to grow an apple tree. This tree doesn't want to grow, what ever I feed it, it just don't want to. And this year it wants to bear fruit. I took some wood from it in order to graft on my rubinola mother tree.