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Bonza Apple tree

Owner: Phil

Location:  Bridgewater, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Australia

Age:Planted in about
Soil:rocky loam 
Climate at this location:frequent frost in winter, no snow, 100cm/40" rainfall mainly in winter
Pruning:I'm starting to bring the height down
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:parrots, possums, codling moth

Owner's comments

Codling moth now gone, picked infected apples and disposed of them offsite. After two years, they are gone.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Harvest: 3rd week March
    first harvest as we used netting this year
  • 2010

  • 2009


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