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Red Astrachan Apple tree

Owner: Alison

Location:  Albion, CALIFORNIA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2006
Age of this tree:19 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

Owner's comments

Don't like this variety very much, tart and mealy when ripe, but it's the earliest I have.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Harvest: 3rd week July  2kg / 4lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Mild attack
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Light fruit set this year, fruit smaller than usual.