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Apple 'Early Louterwater Granny'

Malus pumila 'Early Louterwater Granny'

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Apple trees are deciduous and require long cold winters to blossom evenly. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on optimal choices in terms of rootstock, varieties and cross pollinators. Early Louterwater Granny is a green apple with crisp white flesh. Uses: Culinary

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Early Louterwater Granny flowers in spring. Apples ripen towards late Summer to Autumn. Pick the fruit when a good size and crisp. TEst by cutting open - the pips inside must be darkly coloured!

Propagation

Cuttings
Graft or bud the right cultivar on seedling or other rootstock.
Seed
Seed need cold stratification - plant the seed in spring after a cold winter period.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Insects are needed for cross-pollinating!
Crop rotation
Replant disease lead to anew apple tree struggling to grow on old apple soils- rather plant a fruittree from another family like stonefruit in the same area.

Geography

Origin
South Africa Langkloof Louterwater Louterwater Landgoed
Natural climate
Cold Interior

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
White with pink buds
Scent
None

Problems

Insects like fruit fly, codling moth and snout beetles will compete to snack your fruit. Diseases like Fusi and scab can spoil fruit too.

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