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About this Gala Apple tree

Owner: R.

Location:  Greenbank, WASHINGTON, ISLAND, United States

Age: Planted in about
Soil characteristics at this location: HARD PACK GLACIAL TILL/PLANTED BY MOUNDING COMPOST; SODDEN GROUND IN WINTER 
Climate at this location: OCT-MAR WET COLD; JUNE-JULY-AUG DRY, COOL MARINE VERY STRONG LATE AFTERNOON WINDS 20-30 MPH
Pruning: INFORMAL ESPALIER AGAINST HOG WIRE FENCE
Tree form: Espalier
Height: Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping: Heavy crops
Growth: This tree grows easily here
Herbicides: Un-treated
Pesticides: Organic treatments
Local pests: APPLE SCAB, APHID, PEAR SLUG, SCALE, RED SPIDER MITES

Owner's comments

REGULAR LIME/SULFUR SPRAY REQUIRED: POST HARVEST, MID WINTER, LATE WINTER, PRE-BLOOM, PETAL FALL

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking / Yield Size Season notes
2010
2nd week October

SMALL-REQUIRES HEAVY THINNING, APPLE SCAB ON TREES THAT DID NOT RECEIVE PETAL FALL LIME/SULFUR SPRAY
2009


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