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King David Apple tree

Owner: Mark

Location:  Harvest, ALABAMA, United States

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:M111
Blossom:April 1 to April 30
Picking:October
Soil:Alabama Clay 
Climate at this location:Temperate / humid, USDA Zone 7
Pruning:Yearly
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:Aphids, Apple Scab

Owner's comments

Planted Spring of 2007 2009 should be the first year for flowering 2010 first year for successful fruiting Does tend to be slow to get to dormancy and can suffer frost cracks in the cambium layer. Need to wrap the trunk in the fall.

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 25 March
  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 4 April
    Harvest: 4th week August
  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 11 April
    Harvest: 2nd week September
    Full tree of blooms, no fireblight.
  • 2009

    Handfull of flowers, but no set
King David tree

King David tree

Copyright: M. Gallagher

Uploaded: 22 May 2010

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