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Dorsett Golden Apple tree

Owner: Jim

Location:  Austin, TX, United States

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:12 years
Climate at this location:drought and high heat
Pruning:open center
Tree form:Standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 15 April
    Harvest: 3rd week June  1kg / 2lbs
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   2.5m / 8.3ft wide
    Fireblight: Mild attack
    First year of normal fruiting. Still small because of size of tree and age. Pruned to open center. Farthest out from center of orchard. Planted 9/2009.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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