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Golden Russet Apple tree

Owner: Carl

Location:  West Barnstable, MASSACHUSETTS, United States

Age:Planted in about 2014
Age of this tree:8 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

  • 2015

    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Cedar-apple rust: Severe attack
    Trying to keep ahead of the cedar apple rust, but still loosing much of the first month's growth before the spores stop being an issue. 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

    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   
    Cedar-apple rust: Severe attack
    Moved to final location in orchard. Pruned to 4 foot. Initially treated cedar apple rust with captan which burned all foliage, then switched to copper oleate (1 ppt Cu at final concentration) and tree recovered.
  • 2013

    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   
    Cedar-apple rust: Mild attack
  • 2012

    Size: 1.0m / 3.3ft high   
    Received as fresh benchgraft from Greenmantle Nursery; planted in vegetable garden while orchard space is cleared.
  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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