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About this Gravenstein Apple tree

Owner: Jim

Location:  Hallstead, PA, United States

Age: Planted in about 2009
Climate at this location: USDA Zone 5b. Av. Frost Free - May 4 to Oct. 6
Pruning: Lightly Prune. Summer and dormant pruning.
Age of this tree: Not sure
Tree form: Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height: Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping: Not specified
Growth characteristics: This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides: Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides: Chemical treatments
Main local pests: aphids, curculios

Owner's comments

The new growth is likely to harbor aphids. A spray program is needed for insect and scab control. It has a tendency to pre-harvest drop.

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
2018 12 May
4th week August
5kg / 11lbs

Light crop. Tree is beginning to bear biennially.
2017 30 April
4th week August
15kg / 33lbs
1.5m / 5.0ft high
2.0m / 6.7ft wide

2015 9 May

A large crop of apples this year, even after thinning. Many of the apples had very few small, or no, seeds.
2014 13 May

2013 6 May
4th week August
1kg / 2lbs
1.5m / 5.0ft high
1.5m / 5.0ft wide




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