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About this Pixie Crunch Apple tree

Owner: Don

Location:  Twisp, WA, United States

Age: Planted in about 2010
Age of this tree: 11 years
Soil characteristics at this location: well drained rocky 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: Not specified
Growth: This tree grows easily here
Herbicides: Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides: Organic treatments
Local pests: aphids

Owner's comments

few blossoms in 2012 but did not set fruit--has yet to bear any crop. this pixie crunch, from the same source as my other pixie crunch, is more vigorous and generally healthier. Unlike the other tree it has never shown any signs of zinc deficiency although they are only about 30' apart.

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking / Yield Size Season notes
2014 13 May

0kg / 0lbs 2.5m / 8.3ft high
2.0m / 6.7ft wide
Canker: Not present
Scab: Not present
Mildew: Not present
Fireblight: Not present
Cedar-apple rust: Not present
Woolly aphid: Mild attack
Codling moth: Not present
Plum fruit moth: Not present
Silverleaf: Not present




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