Rue de Verdun / Verdunstraat, ("Biplan" bus stop) Schaarbeek
GPS coordinates :
50.8865 , 4.4100
Partner :
This tree has been added to the WoodWideWeb atlas by Anthon's garden


Latin name :
Malus sylvestris
French name :
Pommier sauvage
Dutch name :
Wilde appelboom
English name :
Crab apple
Family :
Height :
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 10–12 m
Diameter of the crown :
Trunk circumference :
Expected circumference :
100 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 100 years
Origin / Indigenous
Central Asia
Favorite soil :
All soil types, not too dry, fresh
Favorite climate
Continental temperate

Features and characters of the individual

This apple tree is the tallest and most generous tree of the "Anthon's vegetable garden". It grows among about twenty fruit trees: cherry trees, pear trees... which grow quietly on a ground stuck between the city on the one hand, the ring and the railway tracks on the other hand. This piece of land will be built in the long term... In the meantime, it is managed freely by a collective of gardeners living in the area. The coexistence of small and large plants is important to them:

"A vegetable garden has fewer soul without berries and fruit trees. Everyone marvels at seeing apple trees in bloom, eating an apple picked directly from the tree. There is enough space to plant fruit trees all over the city: it allows you to connect with nature, to taste good fruit without pesticides and which should not come by truck".

Hoping that this will inspire you to plant fruit trees wherever you can 😉 Enjoy


Pruning and maintenance of fruit trees workshop - Haren (Brussels) - Saturday 2 March 2019 Internship, open to all (motivated) who combine theory and practice in direct application in the Museum's orchard under the guidance of a professional. Bring the equipment: pruning shears, branch cutters, pruning saw Limited parking available on site. Accessible via Haren and Haren-Sud station. Registration via To be informed of the vegetable garden's activities, you can send an email to: