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Alexander Apple tree

Owner: Alison

Location:  Albion, CALIFORNIA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2003
Age of this tree:17 years
Soil:clay 
Climate at this location:wet, mild winters, cool summers with some fog
Pruning:yearly
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:deer, bear, codling moth, scab

Owner's comments

This is one of my favorite apples; I have 2 branches, the scions from different sources. The apples are large--up to one pound, good fresh or cooked, but don't keep well.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Harvest: 2nd week October  2kg / 4lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Scab: Mild attack
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Very light crop due to bad weather during bloom.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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