All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown
see more people who have registered a tree of this variety >

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


Owner's comments

A "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.
2011

2010

2009

Sign in | Register

Top 10 Varieties

Top 10 highest ranked varieties

Top 10 most voted on varieties

Our Top 10 most popular variety descriptions



©2015 Orange Pippin Ltd. All rights reserved.
Website by: Amarsys and Black Twig
You may not reproduce any of the content of this website without our express permission.
We do not accept any liability for loss or damage incurred as a result of any errors in the content of this website.