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About this Cox's Orange Pippin Apple tree

Owner: Clayton

Location:  Danbury, CT, United States

Age of this tree: 2018 years
Rootstock: MM111
Soil characteristics at this location: Sandy, rocky 
Climate at this location: Hot summers, cold winters. Very variable.
Pruning: Yes
Tree form: Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height: Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping: Not specified
Growth: This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides: Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides: Organic treatments
Local pests: Deer

Owner's comments

I planted the tree in April of 2009. It is planted alongside an old New England variety called Seek-No-Further. It seems much more delicate. The major problem so far has been deer, they ate any new growth on the trees. I solved this by enclosing them in 6 foot high chicken wire cages.

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking / Yield Size Season notes
2013 4 May

We've had a very cold spring. Only a few blossoms on the tree. It is nowhere near as strong or vigorous as its neighbor the Seek-No-Further.
2012

2011 12 May

This is the first time the tree blossomed, at four years old. The tree is covered in blossoms. We've had a very wet, cool spring.
2010

2009


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