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Gravenstein Apple tree

Owner: Jim

Location:  Hallstead, PA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:13 years
Climate at this location:USDA Zone 5b. Av. Frost Free - May 4 to Oct. 6
Pruning:Lightly Prune. Summer and dormant pruning.
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
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

  • 2020

    Spring blossom: 16 May
  • 2019

    Spring blossom: 6 May
    Harvest: 4th week August  9kg / 20lbs
  • 2018

    Spring blossom: 12 May
    Harvest: 4th week August  5kg / 11lbs
    Light crop. Tree is beginning to bear biennially.
  • 2017

    Spring blossom: 30 April
    Harvest: 4th week August  15kg / 33lbs
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft wide
  • 2016

  • 2015

    Spring blossom: 9 May
    A large crop of apples this year, even after thinning. Many of the apples had very few small, or no, seeds.
  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 13 May
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 6 May
    Harvest: 4th week August  1kg / 2lbs
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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