Thursday, 9 April 2009

Fondante d'Automne: Blossom

Another relatively-early one. Not quite such beautiful or generous blossom as the others described, but does go well with the earlies for pollination purposes. Buds opened around April 3rd this year.

For some reason, I chose to grow this one as a spiral pyramid. I'm not sure of the decorative effect, but it does respond to training very well, as growth is slow and compact, and spurs are very freely produced. Cropping has been precocious and fairly heavy for a young tree so far.

According to Bunyard this cultivar was raised by "M. Fievée at Mauberg before 1825."

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