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Elstar Apple tree

Owner: Ted

Location:  Portland, OR, United States

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:M.7
Blossom:late April
Picking:Late Aug-Mid Sept
Soil:Clay-laom 
Climate at this location:USDA Zone 6
Pruning:Yes, winter & Summer
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:codling moth & apple maggot

Owner's comments

weak spurs multiple pickings: early for tart apple - later for sweet

Season records for this tree

  • 2009

    Spring blossom: 4 May
    Harvest: 2nd week September

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