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GoldRush Apple tree

Owner: Matt

Location:  Reynoldsburg, OHIO, United States

Age:Planted in about 2011
Age of this tree:9 years
Pruning:Yes, central leader
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Chemical treatments
Pesticides:Organic treatments

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 29 April
    Canker: Mild attack
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Apple circulo hit this hard apparently in the early stages of the fruit. Almost all the fruit has some severely misshapen parts or "sores" that provided an entry point for disease or bugs. A lot had a dark rotting appearance at the end, but I don't think it was blossom end rot as I did liquid calcium sprays during the first half of the growing season.
  • 2013

    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Severe attack
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    First year for fruit. Got hit hard with powdery mildew due to a very wet spring, and got a bare section midway up due to leaf loss. Had to use a conventional fruit tree spray in addition to regular Neem oil treatments to control the mildew.
  • 2012

    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: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
  • 2011

    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Planted and whipped to 42"
  • 2010

  • 2009


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