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Wealthy Apple tree

Owner: DC

Location:  Poncha Springs, COLORADO / CHAFFEE, United States

Age of this tree:2024 years
Climate at this location:7500 ft altitude / tends to be very dry, but we do water trees.
Pruning:Pruned: Spring 2012 / Trained during summer 2012 and did very well.
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here

Owner's comments

This tree was planted in the early 1960's. For the past 20 years it has not had much care, but has been able to survive with the limited water each year it received. We pruned it this year and received double the apples from last year. We are very limited knowledge of the apples, but we sure are learning.

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 10 May
    5 inches of heavy wet snow May 11-13, 2014. Temp's dropped to 28 degrees above zero.
  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 15 May
    Harvest: 1st week September
    Apples were just a tad on the unripened side, but made apple pie filling with them anyway.