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Apple Tree Pink Lady

R165.00

Pink Lady apples are the only truly pink apples on the market. they are a relatively new cultivar of apples as they have been crossed between the Golden Delicious and Lady Williams apple varieties. Pink lady apples are also known as Cripps Pink.

The apples have a reddish-pink blush colour on the outside. The flesh of the apple is very firm with a snappy tartness and crisp, sweet taste. The flesh resists browning when cut as it makes for a delicious fresh eating apple with a long storage life.

Pink lady apples are self pollinating.

 

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Position – The Pink Lady apple tree should be planted in full sun, with between 6 and 8 hours of sunshine a day. Each tree should be planted between 5 to 8 metres away from the next to give them room to grow and mature.

 

Size – The Pink Lady apple can grow to between 6 and 7 metres high and has a width or spread of the same, making it a sizeable tree.

 

Soil Type – This type of apple tree does well in well-drained soil that is slightly acidic; with a pH of between 6.0 and 6.8. It is not drought tolerant.

 

Mulch –  Remove any grass and then apply a layer of about 5 to 8 centimetres of mulch (such as pine needles, bark, wood chips or straw).

 

Watering – Apples need a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Be aware of dry spells and slightly increase the amount of water that you give your tree when it starts to fruit.

 

Fertilising – Fertilise your Pink Lady apple tree once a year with a product that is rich in calcium and potassium. Only add other nutrients if there are visible signs of a deficiency. Apply the fertiliser about 30 centimetres away from the trunk and extend it all the way along the ground to the drip line (where the leaves end).

 

Pruning – The best time to prune your tree is when the tree is dormant. This should be done either during late winter or very early spring. Cut off any branches that are hanging down, dead or diseased. You should also remove all of the unwanted shoots that come out of the trunk of the tree right up until the canopy. This helps the nutrients to get to the boughs with the fruit more efficiently.

 

Harvesting – The Pink Lady harvest is one of the latest to harvest. This normally begins between late October and early November.

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