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Pinova apple in final home


Took the opportunity yesterday to get my Pinova apple into it’s final home, before the rain arrived to water it in
It’s home is a 16" dia x 16" deep huge clay pot, frost proof hopefully

Here is how it was packed on collection.

There are embryo fruit buds, even though I’ll have to remove most of fruit this year while roots get established

After unwrapping here’s the root system

Here’s the tree in a builder’s bucket for scale. It’s final pot is in the background

Then left roots in soak for hour or so prior to potting

Then into final pot, I used some old soil in base and fresh universal compost for topping and roots. I 3/4 buried an upside down 2 litre plastic bottle, base removed, to aid watering & feeding

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Lovely tree but be prepared for it to need a bigger pot...

6 Mar, 2019


Hope not, deliberately bought on M27 rootstock so should be fine
I've seen similar 10 year old ones in much smaller pots

6 Mar, 2019


Looks great and I like the shape it grows to as well created in 1965 Institut für Obstforschung Dresden Pillnitz in Saxony Germany . Now belongs to the free state of Saxony. I hope it does well.

6 Mar, 2019


Enjoyed the details & photos GG. Which other apples do you have? As it's in a pot a mulch might help?
Hope my two pears make further progress this year, fingers crossed...

7 Mar, 2019


Darren, my other apples are Champion, Elstar & a wrongly labelled one which should've been Golden Delicious but is not. It's a nice early apple, but not what I I'd paid for
Had it over 30 years so can't moan now

I've only just potted the new one, so mulch not needed yet as it's lovely fresh compost

8 Mar, 2019


Just looked it up and it looks a good apple!

9 Mar, 2019


Thanks CK, my thoughts entirely, with parents Cox & Golden D it must surely be a winner for taste

9 Mar, 2019


Sorry, mulch was the wrong word, I meant a top covering of small pebbles or gravel.
I'm really limited for space but apples in containers, hmmm.... that's my spare pennies spent before I've got them!

13 Mar, 2019


Yes, gravel topping would be a good idea I think, help prevent weeds getting hold

I'm same as you for space, which is why I went for the pot idea, needs more long term care of course but, as in my case, you can get to eat an apple you just can't buy in any shop

13 Mar, 2019

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