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Akane Apple tree

Owner: Agnes

Location:  Snohomish, WA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:14 years
Climate at this location:Coastal Puget Sound located in river valley
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:Raccoons, Deer

Owner's comments

I need to prune this tree before spring 2014. Advice welcome re pruning.

Season records for this tree

  • 2015

    Spring blossom: 16 April
  • 2014

    Harvest: 1st week September  20kg / 44lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft wide
    vigorously pruned in late winter 2014 and continued to cull apples starting late spring thru mid summer. Resulting harvest was wonderful - over a bushel of apples of substantial size. Just right for eating, quite juicy. Wish the Akane was a better keeper, but they are wonderful, slightly tart, firm, juicy sweet apples for several weeks after harvesting.
  • 2013

    Harvest: 1st week September
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   3.0m / 10.0ft wide
    Love this semi draft akane. Purchased small five years ago. Great Harvest starting 3rd season.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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