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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: 6
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
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.
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.

Cedar-apple rust: Mild attack

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



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