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Fruits in Slovenia (Apple Blossom)

Fruits in Slovenia (Apple Blossom)

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Datum izida:4/19/2000 10:00:00 PM
Oblikovanje:Matjaž Učakar
Motiv:Apple Blossom
Tisk:DELO - TISKARNA d. d., Ljubljana
Izvedba:4-colour offset
Papir:Chancellor oba free L.S.PVA GMD 102g, gummed
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Fruits in Slovenia (Apple Blossom)

<b>APPLE TREE (Malus domestica Borkh.)</b><p>The apple tree is one of the most widely cultivated fruit trees in Slovenia. It has large pinkish flowers with gentle, very romantic fragrance (the apple tree gland extract can be found in good perfumes). Most apple trees are pollinated by bees. Carrying pollen from flower to flower pollination is carried out and bountiful harvest is possible.<p><b>The apple blossom weevil (Anthonomus pomorum)</b> is one of the apple tree insect pests, which can do serious damage to apple trees, especially those that grow in dense orchards close to woods. The black-brown coated weevil is 4 to 5 mm long. Females lay their eggs into apple and pear flower beds already in March or the first half of April. The hatched white-yellow larvae feed on reproductive parts and inner surface of the petals. As a result the blossoms become brown and shrivel up. Larvae pupate at the end of May and after just a week the beetles of the next generation emerge. The latter do not cause any serious damage because they feed by taking small bits from the tree leaves. Moreover, they soon hide in the nearby woods and hibernate.<p><b>The &quot;Dolenjska voščenka&quot; (the Dolenjska wax apple)</b> probably originates from the Dolenjska region, where it was developed as a random seedling or mutant. The variety is grown extensively on the right Sava riverbank next to the Mirna river. It is also referred to as &quot;Sevniška voščenka&quot; or &quot;Dolenjka&quot;. The &quot;Dolenjska voščenka&quot; is one of the most tasteful domestic apple varieties. It has a juicy, fine grained flesh which is sweet to subacid in flavour and reminds us of oranges. It ripens around 20 September. Apples can be eaten soon after the harvest and remain in storage until February. The medium-size, slightly oblate fruits are greenish yellow at harvest. Later they get characteristic their waxy yellow skin. The tree has a lush, wide crown with hanging forked branches. It bears young and consistently produces heavy crops.<br>