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Grimes Golden Apple tree

Owner: Alison

Location:  Albion, CALIFORNIA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2008
Age of this tree:13 years
Soil:clay 
Climate at this location:wet, mild winters, cool summers with some fog
Pruning:yearly
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:deer, bear, codling moth

Owner's comments

This apple is much like golden delicious, but earlier, and I like it better.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Harvest: 2nd week October
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Harvested three apples. Poor fruit set due to wet spring.
  • 2012

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  • 2009


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