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Arkansas Black Apple tree

Owner: J.P.Curry

Location:  Sturgeon, MO, United States

Age:Planted in about 2001
Age of this tree:19 years
Soil:Heavy clay with little topsoil 
Climate at this location:Chilly winters to -10F, hot summers to 105F.
Pruning:Pruned to central leader
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Organic treatments
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Woodpeckers, raccoons, catepillars in that order.

Owner's comments

Very upright growth

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 23 April
  • 2013

    Harvest: 3rd week October  55kg / 121lbs
    Size: 3.5m / 11.7ft high   2.5m / 8.3ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Mild attack
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 23 March
  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 14 April
    Harvest: 1st week October
    Season started very wet, but rain cut off in May to maybe 1/2" per month.
  • 2010

  • 2009


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