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Delicious Apple tree

Owner: Barbara

Location:  Seattle, WA / KING, United States

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:unknown
Climate at this location:Mediterranean.
Pruning:yes
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Codling moth, apple maggot

Owner's comments

This tree was engulfed for years by a huge English laurel. In 2008 a few tall branches were spotted reaching for sun out of the huge ball of laurel. That year the laurel was cut back and sunlight reached the apple tree at last. We have been pruning the tree in stages since then. The apples are few but lovely, half red with the other half yellow with red stripes. Pleasantly sweet and crunchy.

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 26 April
  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 12 May
  • 2010

  • 2009


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