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Esopus Spitzenburg Apple tree

Owner: Tom

Location:  Salt Lake City, UTAH, United States

Age:Planted in about 2012
Age of this tree:8 years
Soil:Rocky clay/loam 
Climate at this location:USDA zone 6a/b with hot summers
Pruning:Belgian fence
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Have read codling moth is a big problem, we'll see. Did lose trees to fireblight last year.

Owner's comments

So far E. Spitzenberg is the easiest growing variety I've planted ( Calville blanc, Swiss limbertwig, Lubsk queen are the others).

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Harvest: 4th week September
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Trees grew well no blossoms. Planted 2 more to replace Swiss limbertwig in I that died of fireblight last year. Also have 2 more planted singly fall of '11 one of which bore one apple this yr. Could've waited a week or 2 longer to harvest, still a remarkable apple that has me excited for the future.
  • 2012

    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Mild attack
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Planted 8 trees as part of a 32 tree Belgian fence, purchased from century farms and planted on3/25. Whips cut off at 18" at planting, all grew well and were summer pruned and trained for shape.
  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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