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Akane Apple tree

Owner: Nate

Location:  Whidbey Island, WASHINGTON, United States

Age:Planted in about
Soil:Neutral pH, clay w/ pockets of organic material, amended with composted horse manure 
Climate at this location:Temperate maritime
Pruning:Open center pruning, train shape with tie-downs
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Mildew

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

    Harvest: 1st week October
    Summer began cool and wet but finished warm with a record dry spell.
  • 2011

    Harvest: 3rd week October
    Wet and cool until mid-August, most crops delayed 3-4 weeks, warm September to finish
  • 2010

    Harvest: 1st week October
  • 2009

    Harvest: 1st week October

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