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Golden Delicious Apple tree

Owner: Torebuch

Location:  Keene, ONTARIO, Canada

Age:Planted in about 2006
Age of this tree:13 years
Climate at this location:Cold winters hot summers, Canada zone 5A
Pruning:Modified central leader
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Scab, Codling moth, birds

Owner's comments

Planted from nursery potted stock in 2006, first large crop in 2011. Poor/non existent crop in 2012, possibly from alternate bearing or from very warm temperatures in March followed by frosts in April, killing blossoms.

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 27 May
    Poor bloom and apple set. Only 12 apples remaining by mid june, none reached maturity
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 17 May
    Harvest: 2nd week October  40kg / 88lbs
    Size: 4.0m / 13.3ft high   
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Mild attack
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Heavily thinned in June, lots of PC damage, some fruits on the small size
  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 12 May
    Harvest: 2nd week October  2kg / 4lbs
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Mild attack
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    almost no apples this year. Very few blossoms, frosts.
  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 23 May
    Harvest: 2nd week October  40kg / 88lbs
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Mild attack
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Great crop
  • 2010

  • 2009


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