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Gravenstein Apple tree

Owner: Carl

Location:  West Barnstable, MASSACHUSETTS, United States

Age:Planted in about 2014
Age of this tree:13 years
Soil:Sandy loam, some large clay chunks 
Climate at this location:Damp Coast
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Not sure
Local pests:Deer, Gypsy Moth, Winter Moth

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Size: 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.