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Ashmead's Kernel Apple tree

Owner: Marsha

Location:  Portland, OR, United States

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:M-111
Soil:Clay 
Climate at this location:Wet October - June, dry July - September. Occasional freezes.
Pruning:Prune to an almost-manageable size. Still need a 10' or so orchard ladder.
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Not sure
Local pests:Apple maggot, and things I'm too ignorant to recognize.

Owner's comments

Planted in 2004. I sort of wanted a landscape tree instead of or in addition to a provider of fruit, so I put this on almost full sized rootstock. I prune it summer and winter, and it's still getting away from me. My first and favorite apple tree.

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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