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GoldRush Apple tree

Owner: J.P.Curry

Location:  Sturgeon, MO, United States

Age:Planted in about 2008
Age of this tree:12 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:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree does not grow well here
Herbicides:Organic treatments
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Woodpeckers, raccoons, catepillars in that order.

Owner's comments

Highly susceptible to Cedar Apple Rust. Also acquires more sooty blotch than any other tree in our orchard. Should not be advertised as disease resistant for the mid-west U.S.A.

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 24 April
  • 2013

    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Mild attack
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    No crop due to raccoon infestation
  • 2012

    Cedar-apple rust: Severe attack
  • 2011

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

  • 2009


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