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Golden Russet Apple tree

Owner: Mark

Location:  Cape Neddick, MAINE, United States

Age:Planted in about 2010
Age of this tree:12 years
Soil:rocy clay, improved slightly by cover crops 
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:borers, voles, deer, plum curculio

Owner's comments

Bears medium crops of decent quality fruit. Size runs smallish. Spray sulfur for scab and Surround for pc, effective control. Get some sooty blotch and flyspeck. Flavor was fair at best in 2012, improved this year but still fair-good.

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

  • 2013

    Harvest: 3rd week October  5kg / 11lbs
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    better flavor than 2012 but still below expectations.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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