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The MAGNUM® apple tree

An excellent case in point being the MAGNUM® apple tree. A new tree variety patented by Carolus Fruit Trees, which accelerates and maximises the production volume in fruit from the time of planting.

The MAGNUM® trees saves on time, effort and costs for pruning, binding and fertilising.

 

This tree variety is typified by:

  • a height of at least 2.5 meters
  • a crown of productive branches at 3 levels for optimum exposure to light
  • the uncut main trunk continues to grow

 

Comprehensive tests by Fruitconsult showed that, courtesy of their large tree volume, the MAGNUM® trees generate 25% more fruit than a leg tree for instance. In addition, the trees yield excellent quality fruit. Which means the added cost of the MAGNUM® apple trees is already recouped as early on as the 2nd year of production.

Interstock trees Leg trees Magnum® trees
kg / tree year 1 8,7 11,8 14,6
kg / tree year 2 12,0 11,8 19,3
kg / tree year 3 17,5 19,0 23,4
kg / total after 3 years 38,2 42,6 57,3
Interstock trees
kg / tree year 1 8,7
kg / tree year 2 12,0
kg / tree year 3 17,5
kg / total after 3 years 38,2
Leg trees
kg / tree year 1  11,8
kg / tree year 2 11,8
kg / tree year 3 19,0
kg / total after 3 years 42,6
Magnum® trees
 kg / tree year 1 14,6
 kg / tree year 2 19,3
  kg / tree year 3 23,4
  kg / total after 3 years 57,3