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Westfield Seek-no-Further Apple tree

Owner: Clayton

Location:  Danbury, CT, United States

Age of this tree:2019 years
Soil:Sandy, rocky 
Climate at this location:Hot summers, cold winters. Very variable.
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Deer

Owner's comments

Also known as "Westfield", but "Seek-No-Further" is so much more poetic...I planted the tree in April of 2009. It is an old New England variety. I planted it alongside a Cox's Orange Pippin, it seems much hardier. It is thriving, whereas the Cox is growing slower and seems 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

  • 2013

  • 2012

    This was the year without a winter. Not a single blossom on the tree. It continues to grow vigorously, though.
  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 12 May
    This is the first time the tree blossomed, at four years old. Only one cluster of blossoms. We've had a very wet, cool spring.
  • 2010

  • 2009

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