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Dabinett Apple tree

Owner: Rory

Location:  Stafford, VA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2013
Age of this tree:7 years
Soil:Loam garden soil from packaged bags 
Climate at this location:Winter lows to 0F once or twice, avg low high 20s. Summer highs mid to high 90s with a few 100s. Humid summers
Pruning:Made initial planting cut to 33"
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:So far just green caterpillars

Owner's comments

Planted 29 Mar 2014. This is a weak growing tree so far. Lots of blooms with good set but very slow to grow wood. Leaves seem weak and reluctant to flourish. Tree is planted in 1/2 whiskey barrel using garden soil mixed with loam top soil. Added hand full of bone meal at planting. pH was 6.0 Tree began bloom on 19 april and is still blooming on 10 May! We had a mild freeze about 10 April.

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 27 April
  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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