Gravenstein Apple tree
Hallstead, PA, United States
Age: Planted in about 2009 Age of this tree: 12 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 commentsThe 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 2019Spring blossom: 6 May 2018Spring blossom: 12 May
Harvest: 4th week August 5kg / 11lbs Light crop. Tree is beginning to bear biennially. 2017Spring blossom: 30 April
Harvest: 4th week August 15kg / 33lbs
1.5m / 5.0ft high 2.0m / 6.7ft wide 2016 2015Spring blossom: 9 May A large crop of apples this year, even after thinning. Many of the apples had very few small, or no, seeds. 2014Spring blossom: 13 May 2013Spring blossom: 6 May
Harvest: 4th week August 1kg / 2lbs
1.5m / 5.0ft high 1.5m / 5.0ft wide 2012 2011 2010 2009
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