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Golden Russet Apple tree

Owner: Mike

Location:  Glen Rock, PA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2012
Age of this tree:10 years
Soil:clay but planted in hole of enriched rich topsoil. 
Climate at this location:5c/6a
Pruning:20130624: Freak storm with high winds killed tree.
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Organic treatments
Pesticides:Organic treatments

Owner's comments

6/24/2013: We had a storm last night with strong winds. I lost this tree. It was snapped off below the graft at the roots. I think I will replace with Newton Pippin or something similar. 20120628: Noticed Cedar Rust on some leaves. Only tree so far to show so will implement my Bordeaux spray program today on 29 June (spraying all my trees with the copper based miracle cure). 20120415: When this tree arrived, it had several branches already (thank you Orange Pippin). I noticed yesterday that three branches have flower buds. I will hand pollinate with my Ananas Reinette when the flowers open, hoping to set fruit. 20120404: Yippee! Arrived this afternoon and will plant tonight. 20120328: Expecting delivery next week :) Ordered this apple in July 2011 for Spring 2012 delivery from Orange Pippin.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Cedar-apple rust: Severe attack
    5/27/2013: Sprayed with Bordeaux spray after seeing orange dots (cedar rust) on almost all the leaves. 6/24/2013: Lost this tree after a freak storm broke the graft off at the roots even though it was tied down. Replacing with a Newtown Pippin.
  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 3 May
    Started flowering 4/28/2012 but most flowers open on 5/04/2012.
  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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