About this Golden Russet Apple tree
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:||6|
|Tree form:||Not sure|
|Growth characteristics:||Not specified|
|Herbicides:||Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)|
|Main local pests:||Deer, Gypsy Moth, Winter Moth|
Owner's commentsA "spare" tree on the edge of the orchard, gets only afternoon sun.
Season records for this tree
|Season||Blossom date||Picking date / Yield||Size||Season notes|
|2015||1.5m / 5.0ft high
1.0m / 3.3ft wide
|Cedar-apple rust: Severe attack
Not doing too well this year, probably not enough sun, and definite issues with cedar apple rust (even with copper soap). Will probably try to find a new home for this tree next year and plant something else in its place.
|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||Cedar-apple rust: Mild attack
|2012||Received as fresh benchgraft from Greenmantle Nursery; planted in vegetable garden while orchard space is cleared.|