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Anna Apple tree

Owner: Arlyn

Location:  Imperial, CALIFORNIA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2007
Age of this tree:12 years
Soil:Extremely alkaline clay -- trees grown in area 1 foot above grade after soil washed. Rye grass and bermuda used as cover crops. 
Climate at this location:Intensely hot (115*+ 3 months of year). Severe wind frequent. Dry.
Pruning:Prune top to maintain size, prune interior to decrease windage
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:unknown. So far, only rabbits. Had to bridge graft trees first year after rabbits girdled them

Owner's comments

Regular water.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Harvest: 1st week June  9kg / 20lbs
    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: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    6 year olds -- there are two. The one receiving water at least weekly is much larger although in partial shade -- and is the one noted above. The second is in more sun and less water and is about 2 feet shorter -- both are heavy bearers, and almost equivalent in fruit. Need thinning to develop size.
  • 2012

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  • 2009


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