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Arkansas Black Apple tree

Owner: John

Location:  Ben Lomond, CA, United States

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:M-111
Soil:Sandy 
Climate at this location:Mediterranian
Pruning:Pruned annually
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Gophers

Owner's comments

Gophers attacked this full grown tree two years ago. There was one main root left. We dug the tree up and re-wrapped in 1/2" galvanized hardware cloth and cut the tree back to near the trunk to balance with the minimal roots. Two years now and the tree is doing as expected after such trauma. Branches have been getting larger and we are not allowing the apples to set so as to provide all energy to recovery. Another two years should have this tree back to producing delicious dark read crunchy apples!

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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