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Pixie Crunch Apple tree

Owner: Don

Location:  Twisp, WA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2010
Age of this tree:12 years
Soil: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

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 13 May
  • 2013

    Size: 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
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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