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Fireside Apple tree

Owner: Cody

Location:  Rochester, WASHINGTON, United States

Age:Planted in about 2007
Age of this tree:13 years
Rootstock:M-7
Soil:Rocky but soil high in nitrogen 
Climate at this location:USDA ZONE 7-B
Pruning:no Pruning
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Chemical treatments
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Washington Apple maggot

Owner's comments

I bought this tree from the PX on Fort Lewis in Feb 2007. The Apples are sweet with a hint of tartness . see this website for more info on the tree. http://www.minnesotaharvest.net/apple_firecon.htm

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 4 May
    Harvest: 1st week October  9kg / 20lbs
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   3.5m / 11.7ft wide
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 17 May
    Harvest: 2nd week September
    La nina in the NW dry year
  • 2009

    Spring blossom: 28 May
    Harvest: 3rd week September
    El nino in NW wet year

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