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Golden Russet Apple tree

Owner: Don

Location:  Twisp, WA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2011
Age of this tree:9 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

Owner's comments

scion grafted to well established tree/rootstock--likely standard rootstock. Scion taken from nearby historic orchard and varietal i.d. based on bearing parent tree and historic records of WA fruit production.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft 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: Mild attack
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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