DESCRIPTIONSzampion - this is a very early fruiting variety, which fruits abundantly every year. The apples are medium or large, spherical-conical shaped and slightly ribbed at the calyx. The skin is smooth, dry, greenish-yellow, and decorated with a crimson blush. The perfect flesh of Szampion could be described as medium/grainy, juicy, sweet (with a slight sour aftertaste), aromatic, and above all extremely tasty.
ADVICESThe tree is best planted in a sunny position, sheltered from the wind. The plant prefers sandy-clay fertile soil which is moderately moist. The optimum pH is in the range of 6,2-6,7.
To stimulate future growth the tree should be pruned in the first year immediately after planting. Formative pruning should be executed on the main stem, 20 cm above where the planned future branches will grow. The other branches should also be cut, reducing their length by one third. The best time to prune the apple tree is annually in the spring. Szampion pollination requires the presence of other varieties flowering at the same time. Best results can be achieved by planting with varieties James Grieve, Delikates, Lobo, Spartan, Golden Delicious, Priam, Janathan, Idared.