All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

Yellow Transparent Apple tree

Owner: Sarah

Location:  Orcas Island, WA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2011
Age of this tree:12 years
Rootstock:Looks like a dwarf so far... 3.5' at 5 years old
Soil:Compacted clay small stones 
Climate at this location:Cool, Dry and sunny in the summer w/ temps in the 70s.. Salt, wind, cloudy and lots of rain in the winter w/ temps mostly in the 40's
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Voles, slugs

Owner's comments

This is in a new 3 year old orchard with cherry and plum trees. It is planted over a new type of septic field that allows for planting between the septic drain rows. Thus the tree gets extra "gray" water during the dry summer months. The orchard is 150' from the sea.

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

    Planted tree in March - no apples yet this year. Placed on root stock on 2/21/2007
  • 2010

  • 2009


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