DESCRIPTIONKosztela - is an old variety is highly resistant to frost and disease. Fruits quite late in the fruiting period - yields abundantly and alternately. The fruits are medium-sized. The skin is hard and green, and as they mature - turn straw yellow. The flesh is highly valued as it is very sweet and aromatic.
ADVICESThe tree is best planted in a sunny position. It grows well in fertile, sandy-loam soil which is moderately moist, and has an optimum pH 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. Kosztela pollination requires the presence of other varieties flowering at the same time. Best results can be achieved by planting with varieties Boiken, Gloster, James Grieves, Wealthy.