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About this Cox's Orange Pippin Apple tree

Owner: Axel

Location:  Santa Cruz, CALIFORNIA, United States

Age: Planted in about
Rootstock: MM-111
Soil characteristics at this location: rich sandy loam 
Climate at this location: cool subtropical with high chill Winters
Tree form: Not sure
Height: Not sure
Cropping: Medium crops
Growth: This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides: Organic treatments
Pesticides: Organic treatments
Local pests: Apple coddling moth

Owner's comments

Tree grows under heavy afternoon shade from a large oak tree - afternoon California sun is too hot and intense for cox orange pippin and causes splitting, thus it requires full afternoon shade. Need early Mornign sun to dry dew as fast as possible to prevent disease. The strain I grow has not been treated for viruses (from Trees of Antiquity), the strain from Dave Wilson has had viruses removed in the lab and has been reported to have lost the real Cox orange pippin flavor.

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