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Granny Smith Apple tree

Owner: J.P.Curry

Location:  Sturgeon, MO, United States

Age:Planted in about 2004
Age of this tree:16 years
Soil:Heavy clay with little topsoil 
Climate at this location:Chilly winters to -10F, hot summers to 105F.
Pruning:Pruned to central leader
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Does not usually produce any fruit
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Organic treatments
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Woodpeckers, raccoons, catepillars in that order.

Owner's comments

Cut down in winter of 2013/2014. Never produced more than a few apples.

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

  • 2013

    Size: 1.0m / 3.3ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Last chance, no fruitlets. We cut it down after the season ended.
  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 23 March
  • 2011

    Harvest: 2nd week October
    Dry, hot summer caused early ripening and intense competition with woodpeckers and raccoons.
  • 2010

  • 2009


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