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Nehou Apple tree

Owner: Mike

Location:  Glen Rock, PA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2011
Age of this tree:15 years
Climate at this location:6
Tree form:Standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:Ants, Aphids, Stink Bugs

Owner's comments

20130410: Covered with flowers. Seems to be a spur bearer. Hand pollinated flowers. 20120411: No flowers this second year in my orchard. 20120310: Sprayed with dormant oil and bordeaux spray. 20110821: Good lateral growth this year. Training branches to grow more parallel to earth to encourage better fruiting in the future. 20110622: The fencing surrounding the trunk prevents animals, and I hope deers, from damaging my tree. 20110322: Planted so will keep you posted on growth and fruiting. This first year (crab)apple tree bore 3 fruits. Nice grower but will not be for another year or two that I will be able to update on growth. Ordered this apple from Trees of Antiquity in August 2010 for Spring 2011 delivery.

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 2 May
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 10 April
    Harvest: 1st week September  1kg / 2lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   
    Cedar-apple rust: Mild attack
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    20130810: Loaded with apples but the Asian Wasp got to most. Picked the remaining two apples off the tree and will ripen on the window sill a month or two. 5/27/2013: Sprayed with Bordeaux spray after seeing a few orange dots (cedar rust) on one or two leaves. Actually sprayed my entire collection. 4/10/2013: First time this three year old tree flowered. Nehou seems to be a spur bearer. Covered with flowers and set many apples; however thinned to one apple every 5-6 inches along branches.