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Apple 'Golden Delicious Reinders'

Malus pumila 'Golden Delicious Reinders'

Apple (Eng.), Appel (Afr.)

Apple trees are deciduous and require long cold winters. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on optimal choices in terms of rootstock, varieties and cross pollinators. Golden Delicious Reinders apples are yellow and sweet to the taste. it ripens in midsummer.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Golden Delicious Reinders apples are harvested during summer.

Propagation

Cuttings
Graft or bud the desired cultivar on seedling or other rootstock.
Seed
Seed need 3 months of cold temperatures to inisiate growing. Sowing it in Autumn will give rise to seedlings in Spring. The pip seedlings will not have the same fruit as the parent, often reverting back to old ancient apples!

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Apples are self-infertile and depend on insects like bees to help with cross-pollination.
Crop rotation
Replant disease make old apple orchards unuseful for new apple orchards, unless it it is treated.

Geography

Origin
Netherlands Reinders 1962
Natural climate
Cold interior

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
White with pink buds
Scent
None

Problems

While young, bolworm attacks growth tips making tree training tricky. Fruit suffer from fruitfly,codling moth and fusi. Practise good orchard hygiene by harvesting all fruit when ripe and remove fallen fruits or windfall. Thin fruit to prevent small fruit!
Fusi
Fusi
Cucumber Mosaic Cucumovirus

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