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Red Rome Apple tree

Owner: J.P.Curry

Location:  Sturgeon, MO, United States

Age:Planted in about 2008
Age of this tree:18 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:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Organic treatments
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Woodpeckers, raccoons, catepillars in that order.

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 28 April
  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 28 March
    Harvest: 2nd week August  3kg / 7lbs
    Size: 3.5m / 11.7ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 15 April
    Harvest: 3rd week October  3kg / 7lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide