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Hudson's Golden Gem Apple tree

Owner: Peter

Location:  Croom, MD, United States

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:M7
Soil:Sandy loam 
Climate at this location:Maritime/coastal plain
Pruning:Central leader/pyramidal
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Chemical treatments
Pesticides:Organic treatments

Owner's comments

At year four (2011) this cultivar is demonstrating quite low vigor. This was a specimen I acquired elsewhere so I am assuming that the tree is on M7 as represented. However it is behaving more like a full dwarfing stock, so I am suspicious that a mistake may have been made.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 10 April
    Started blooming in 3rd year (2010). Do not have the date noted however.
  • 2010

  • 2009


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