What determines the taste of apples?
“Snow White, eat an apple!” - It’s not for nothing that the stepmother offered Snow White a stepmother in the fairy tale “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.
An apple - juicy, ripe, bright, bulk - a source of beauty and health for our body. It’s hard to resist and not try such an apple!
The taste of the apple can be really delicious - it all depends on its variety and the conditions for caring for the apple tree.
How to grow delicious apples?
An apple tree in the garden requires proper nutrition
Important components of apple nutrition are nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus. Deficiency or overabundance of each of these components upsets the balance of nutrients, which affects the taste characteristics and appearance of the fruit.
Too much nitrogen - apples are large, loose, lose their normal color. The skin of these apples turns brown, they are prone to decay and have a short shelf life. Nitrogen fertilizers should be applied only when fruit is set, and after that it is no longer required.
But an excess or lack of potassium is the reason for drilling fruits, decomposing pulp and reducing shelf life. With an excess of potassium, the nutrition of trees with magnesium and calcium deteriorates, which also negatively affects the crop.
Boron also affects the taste: when it is deficient in apples, less sugar becomes, and the flesh becomes like a cork.
If you add too much potassium and nitrogen, then the amount of absorbed calcium will be reduced - apples will acquire a physiological disease - the bitter fissure of the fruit (subcutaneous spotting).
Apple trees need to be grown on fertile, ecologically clean land
For the cultivation of any environmentally friendly and wholesome food that we call "eco-products", it is necessary to use only ecological, natural fertilizers.
In order for apples to be tasty and healthy, you need to take care of soil health. As a rule, in a garden, in a country house or in a garden, the soil has already been depleted for several years: rains washed out the fertile layer containing humus, digging and loosening weakened the soil structure, and debris and various pollution impaired the soil's buffering ability - the ability of the soil to withstand a sharp change in its properties and composition.
It is possible to increase soil fertility by introducing a humic soil improver from Leonardite into the earth - the only product with a high content of humic substances (up to 95%). Humic acids that are part of this preparation will restore humus in the soil quickly and easily, will allow you to grow crops without the use of mineral nitrogen fertilizers, which is the basic principle of organic farming.
How to use soil conditioner for fruit trees?
Apply the soil conditioner during planting / transplanting of apple trees in the proportions: 0.5 kg / m2 to the bottom of the planting pit, with the addition of 2-3% to the soil to fill the pit. And before resuming the vegetative development of the apple tree, scatter the soil conditioner on top of the ground or plant it in the soil to a depth of 2-15 cm over the entire area of the tree crown: 0.1-0.2 kg / m2.
Your apple trees will grow healthy and strong with amazingly tasty fruits!