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Cox's Orange Pippin Apple tree

Owner: James

Location:  Naramata, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada

Age:Planted in about
Soil:course old stream bed with organic amendments 
Climate at this location:Arid mountian valley cold winters hot summer
Pruning:light pruning to develop more balanced shape
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:scab codling moth in area sterile release program aphids

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 16 April
    Harvest: 3rd week September
    fantastic looking apples, large good colour no scabbing or cracks
  • 2010

    Harvest: 3rd week October
    great flavours, texture crips, colour good, 30 apples, 3 with scabs
  • 2009

    poor watering small cracked and scabbed fruit 6 apples only

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