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About this Gravenstein Apple tree

Owner: Carl

Location:  West Barnstable, MASSACHUSETTS, United States


Age: Planted in about 2014
Soil characteristics at this location: Sandy loam, some large clay chunks 
Climate at this location: Damp Coast
Age of this tree: Not sure
Tree form: Not sure
Height: Not sure
Cropping: Not specified
Growth characteristics: Not specified
Herbicides: Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides: Not sure
Main local pests: Deer, Gypsy Moth, Winter Moth


Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
2015
2.0m / 6.7ft high
1.0m / 3.3ft wide
Nice growth! Overzealous weeding resulted in weakening the surface roots, and tree was knocked over during an summer storm. Installed scaffolding to hold in place while these roots are replaced.
2014
0kg / 0lbs 1.5m / 5.0ft high
1.0m / 3.3ft wide
Cedar-apple rust: Not present
Moved to final location in orchard. Pruned to 4 foot. Apparently well established and happy, a full 6 feet tall in late November, and significant trunk thickness developing. In spite of having been listed as somewhat difficult to grow, thusfar this is a vigorous grower. Some permanent branches are now established.
2013

2012

2011

Received as fresh benchgraft from Greenmantle Nursery; planted in vegetable garden while orchard space is cleared. This was the only survivor of 5 purchased; losses attributed to insufficient light and general inexperience.
2010

2009

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