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Red Delicious Apple tree

Owner: Keith

Location:  Rye, COLORADO, United States

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:15 years
Soil:Fair, ph a little high 
Climate at this location:harsh winter, dry, zone 4 to 5, 7000 feet above sea level.
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Does not usually produce any fruit
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:deer, birds and grasshoppers

Owner's comments

grasshoppers will eat leaves and friut. Transplanted tree 2 times. last transplanted 2 years ago. Tree seems to be thriving in more protected area from wind, heat and more soil moisture available. Many cedars in area, however dry climate; no cedar rust.

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 8 May
    This apple tree had the most blossoms. The rest had none or very few. April temps hit 15 degrees and 21 degrees two different days. Most of buds were damaged on all fruit trees. Today, May 11, snow storm and temps will drop into 20's.
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  • 2009

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