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Hewe's Crab Crab-apple tree

Owner: Jeff

Location:  Reading, PA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2011
Age of this tree:10 years
Rootstock:Bud 9
Soil:loam over rock 
Climate at this location:Zone 6, with dry summers
Pruning:prune
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:My 3 Golden Retrievers (they run into the tree, eat the tree and steal the fruit)

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 29 April
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Cedar-apple rust: Mild attack
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 27 April
  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 5 April
    Harvest: 2nd week September  1kg / 2lbs
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Bud break 3/20/2012 - Harvest was two medium apples - pretty good considering nothing else bloomed and the tree was only 3 feet tall to start. I was very pleased with the flavor and quantity of the juice.
  • 2011

    Just planted - no data yet
  • 2010

  • 2009


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