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Grimes Golden Apple tree

Owner: Lynnie

Location:  Corvallis, OREGON BENTON, United States

Age of this tree:2023 years
Rootstock:dwarf type
Soil:heavy clay I compost +mulch 
Climate at this location:zone 8 Mediterranean (Oregon Willamette Valley)
Pruning:yes but tree badly damaged by cottonwood falling smack on top
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:none

Owner's comments

Really damaged by Big tree falling on it and taking out top and splintering over 1/2 of it. I chainsawed off the damage pruned watered etc 2011no crop, 2012 got 3 apples 2013 had to thin very good healthy crop :-) some fertilizer but no other chemicals

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Harvest: 4th week September  4kg / 9lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft wide
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present