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About this Cortland Apple tree

Owner: Virginia

Location:  Lander, WYOMING, United States

Age: Planted in about 1960
Age of this tree: 58 years
Soil characteristics at this location: Tends towards alkali 
Climate at this location: Four seasons with moderate to severe winters.
Pruning: I prune it for fireblight, lighten branch load, lower top, good shape and fruit-bearing.
Tree form: Not sure
Height: Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping: Medium crops
Growth: This tree grows easily here
Herbicides: Un-treated
Pesticides: Chemical treatments
Local pests: Apple worms, fireblight

Owner's comments

The tree has bad sun scald on the south side of the trunk. The trunk is actually u-shaped, with the core rotted away. The tree has to be kept severely pruned back to reduce strain on the trunk and branches.

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking / Yield Size Season notes
2013
250kg / 550lbs 4.5m / 15.0ft high
5.5m / 18.3ft wide
Canker: Not present
Scab: Not present
Mildew: Not present
Fireblight: Mild attack
Cedar-apple rust: Mild attack
This was an unprecedented harvest year. We still don't have all the apples picked!
2012

2011

2010

2009


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