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About this Golden Russet 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
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
0kg / 0lbs 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
0kg / 0lbs 1.5m / 5.0ft high

Cedar-apple rust: Mild attack
2012
1.0m / 3.3ft high

Received as fresh benchgraft from Greenmantle Nursery; planted in vegetable garden while orchard space is cleared.
2011

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2009

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