Apple Pinkabelle 30L
PLANTING: Before planting, prune well back to an outward
pointing bud to encourage branching. Plant in an open
sunny position in free-draining soil. Although relatively
self-fertile, planting another apple e.g. Jonathan, ensures
heavier crops through cross-pollination.
CARE: Water regularly to ensure good bud growth and
fruit set. Feed with complete fertiliser or animal manure in
Spring. Spray for codling moth after fruit set.
PRUNING: Prune in Winter. Remove vigorous upright
shoots, inward growing branches, weak shoots or dead
wood. Avoid removing too many flowering/fruiting buds
which are plumper than leaf buds and occur on short spurs
on old wood. Shorten previous season's growth by two
thirds but take care as some varieties produce fruit from
buds at the tips of branches.
HARVESTING: Fruit ripens from mid-Summer to mid-
Winter depending on the variety. Fruit is ripe if the stalk
separates easily when picked with a quick upward twist.
Harvest slightly immature apples if the crop is to be stored