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Akane Apple tree

Owner: Bren

Location:  New Virginia, IOWA, United States

Age:Planted in about
Soil:Old farmland that's been in CRP for at least ten years 
Climate at this location:zone 5
Pruning:Slight pruning when planted
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments

Owner's comments

Planted this year. Caged to keep deer and rabbits away. Mulched with red cedar shavings. White guard on lower trunk to ward off rodents chewing on the bark.

Season records for this tree

  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 20 April
    New planting with nice blooms on branches.
  • 2009

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