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About this Granny Smith Apple tree

Owner: J.P.Curry

Location:  Sturgeon, MO, United States

Age: Planted in about 2004
Age of this tree: 15 years
Soil characteristics at this location: 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

Season Blossom date Picking / Yield Size Season notes
2014

2013
0kg / 0lbs 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 23 March

2011
2nd week October

Dry, hot summer caused early ripening and intense competition with woodpeckers and raccoons.
2010

2009


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