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Dorsett Golden Apple tree

Owner: Don

Location:  Corona, CA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2012
Age of this tree:10 years
Soil:More of a clay type. Used to be dairy land. 
Climate at this location:Mild about 300 hours chill hours
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Does not usually produce any fruit
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Organic treatments
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:aphids.

Owner's comments

This is the first year I noticed some scab on the tree and the few little fruit it set. This is the tree's first whole year in the ground. It sits across from a Gala Apple and a Turkish Fig. We have a Anna Apple in the front yard along with a Granny Smith.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 15 October
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Mild attack
    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
    This is the first year in the ground and the tree has grown very well. A late bloom the set some apples that I will be taking off.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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