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Golden Delicious Apple tree

Owner: Joachim

Location:  Palatine, ILLINOIS, United States

Age:Planted in about
Climate at this location:5 - ranges from -40F to +105F (Midwest climate)
Pruning:Annually
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Aphids, Japanese Beetle, White Tail Deer

Owner's comments

I planted this variety as it is self-pollinating and also a pollinator for my other variety. If I can curb the deer from eating the blossoms and young shoots, I may actually get to see apples!

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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