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Pixie Crunch Apple tree

Owner: Don

Location:  Twisp, WA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2010
Age of this tree:11 years
Soil:well drained loam 
Climate at this location:short, hot, dry growing season; long cold winters
Pruning:prune
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Does not usually produce any fruit
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments

Owner's comments

Few blossoms during the 2012 season and a few fruits that dropped long before ripening. No blossoms in 2013.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Zinc deficiency appeared last year and again this spring. Treated with foliar spray and tree responded well.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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