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Black Oxford Apple tree

Owner: B.

Location:  Searsmont, MAINE, United States

Age:Planted in about 2013
Age of this tree:9 years
Climate at this location:Zone 5
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

Owner's comments

Fedco Trees purchase. Medium-sized round fruit, deep purple with a blackish bloom. Some insect and disease resistance. Unusual light pink blooms, early midseason. Paris, Oxford County, ME, about 1790.

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 2 June
    Harvest: 2nd week September  2kg / 4lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft 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
    Extreme drought in mid-coast Maine (record). Heavy crop, considering age of tree.
  • 2015

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  • 2009


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