Fruit Growing Museum Kappelle
Accommodates a large collection of Espalier Trained Fruit
The historic fruit tree collection of Fruit Growing Museum Kapelle comprises about 170 (!) different fruit cultivars, mainly apple and pear. You will also find some plums, sour cherries, quince, medlar and fig. The trees are grown as a full wind line (meaning: not growing along a fruit wall).
Espalier Trained Fruit Trees
The espalier fruit tree collection comprises different shapes of trained fruit trees, such as:
- vertical cordon
- oblique cordon (angled cordon)
- unilateral horizontal cordon (step-over)
- bilateral horizontal cordon (step-over)
- double U-shape
- horizontal palmette
- oblique palmette
- Belgian Fence (Y-shape)
- wing pyramid
- table shape
- house shape
The most notable espaliers include:
- a double U-shape grafted with 4 different apple cultivars:
‘Karmijn de Sonnaville’, ‘Mantet’, ‘Oranje de Sonnaville’, ‘Rubinette’.
This is a so-called family tree .
- a table system of apple trees (Malus domestica ‘Jonathan’).
In addition to espalier fruit, old cultivation systems of commercial fruit growing are also demonstrated, such as the yoke system . A mistletoe grows in a few half-stem trees.
To view further:
- demo garden small fruit (including blackberry, raspberry, currant, mulberry, kiwi)
- museum (utensils, scale models of espalier, an old auction room, library, etc.)
- museum shop (with local products)
- museum café
Fruit Growing Museum Kapelle (Dutch: Fruitteeltmuseum Kapelle)
Annie M.G. Schmidtsingel 1
4421 TA Kapelle