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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:7 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

Owner's comments

A "spare" tree on the edge of the orchard, gets only afternoon sun.

Season records for this tree

  • 2015

    Size: 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

    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

    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


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