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Golden Russet Apple tree

Owner: v

Location:  Lucknow, ONTARIO, Canada

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:m.111 (three quarters standard)
Soil:rocky, calcifarious, light topsoil 
Climate at this location:zone 5a, North America, Great Lakes Basin
Pruning:biannually, pyramid, central leader form
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:codling moth, etc.

Owner's comments

This tree is a pain to prune (tip bearer, and not very heavily at that) for the crop. If it weren't for the fact that it's my sister's favourite apple, I'd pull out the tree. It's healthy enough - just lots of messy, weak branches, and not that much fruit. I far prefer our roxbury russet (reliable cropper, tip bearer, better keeper, and tastes just as nice) Winters here are long, have 3 to 6 feet of snow, and temperatures vary, with average of -8 to -15 degrees C., about 10 to 15 days will see -20 to -25 degrees C., and there is usually a damp northwesterly wind off the lakes.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Harvest: 1st week October
  • 2010

  • 2009


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