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Golden Delicious Apple tree

Owner: DC

Location:  Poncha Springs, COLORADO / CHAFFEE, United States

Age of this tree:2021 years
Climate at this location:7500 ft altitude
Pruning:Pruned: Spring 2012 / Trained: Summer 2012
Tree form:Fan
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Local pests:Bears / They challenge us!

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 6 May
    Heavy wet snow after blooms opened. Temp's dropped to 28 degrees above zero.
  • 2013

  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 1 May
    Harvest: 1st week September
    Had the biggest apples this year, considering last year were really small. This year they are about 3 inches tall on the biggest one.
  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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