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Dorsett Golden Apple tree

Owner: Jim

Location:  Surprise, AZ, United States

Age:Planted in about 2012
Age of this tree:8 years
Climate at this location:Phoenix Arizona area, hot and dry
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Organic treatments
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Coddling moth

Owner's comments

Traps have prevented damage to most of the 15-20 apples left after thinning.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Harvest: 4th week June
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Backyard location about 4 meters from an Anna Apple tree planted same time.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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