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GoldRush Apple tree

Owner: Jessica

Location:  Gatineau, QUEBEC, Canada

Age:Planted in about 2015
Age of this tree:6 years
Soil:Loam 
Climate at this location:USDA 4. Lows around -28 celcius. Summer high of around 30 celcius. Dramatic temperature fluctuations in winter and spring.
Tree form:Standard
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Apple maggot, plum curculio, coddling moth, japanese beetles.

Owner's comments

This apple is delicious, but tastes more like a Granny smith than a Golden delicious to me. It's color is also a light green with a red blush, which differs a lot from the pictures I've seed of Goldrush apples grown in warmer regions. There is almost no insect damage on my fruits and I didn't do anything to protect them. The tree is beside a Liberty apple tree. The Liberty apples were severly attacked by insects. What I like the most about Goldrush are the juiciness of the fruits!

Season records for this tree

  • 2017

    Spring blossom: 16 May
    Harvest: 4th week October
    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: Severe attack
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Can't ripen properly in my climatic zone, but is still very delicious at picking time (can't reach it's full potential).
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