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About this Cox's Orange Pippin Apple tree

Owner: Madeleine

Location:  Castro Valley, CALIFORNIA, United States

Age: Planted in about
Rootstock: not known
Soil characteristics at this location: heavy clay 
Climate at this location: foggy mornings; temperate; occasional hot summer; short rainy season
Pruning: Hand pruned
Tree form: Central leader (widest at bottom)
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: aphids

Owner's comments

Got the tree, then a two-year-old, and planted it about ten months ago. It's growing easily in the heavy clay. It gets morning sun and is shaded in the (occasionally) hot afternoons - it seems to be doing alright so far. No fruit, but then, it's just a youngster. - Climate in this part of the East bay (San Francisco area) approximates the rather dry maritime conditions that Coxes seem to like, so fingers crossed....

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking / Yield Size Season notes
2011 2 May

Late blossom. Not enough p.m. sun?
2010

2009


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