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Mutsu Apple tree

Owner: Phillip

Location:  Los Olivos, CALIFORNIA, United States

Age:Planted in about
Soil:sandy clay loam. 
Climate at this location:Central Valley of California. 800 chill hours. Hot summers (average daytime in the 80's F.
Pruning:prune each year in the early spring
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:Cottling moth, scab

Owner's comments

This tree is a heavy producer. Harvest begins in late August and lasts through the first week of October. This year, picked the last apples October 13, 2012. Good for eating and baking. Good sweetness and acid balance.

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 15 May
    Harvest: 2nd week September
    Moderate coddling moth damage. Moderate to heavy fruit set. Hot august.
  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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