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Zestar! Apple tree

Owner: Gil

Location:  Snohomish, WASHINGTON, United States

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:12 years
Soil:clay-loam 
Climate at this location:wet winter/ spring, dry summers
Pruning:none yet
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree does not grow well here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Scabby

Owner's comments

nice early fruit but packout on unsprayed fruit is <20%

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 10 April
    Harvest: 4th week July  30kg / 66lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Mild attack
    Mildew: Mild attack
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    A couple spots of deep fissured scab but this makes the few ripen 2 weeks early and the sugar/flavor is welcome at this time.
  • 2015

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 20 April
    Harvest: 3rd week July  7kg / 15lbs
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Severe attack
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Heavy cracking at scab spots
  • 2013

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  • 2010

  • 2009


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