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Golden Russet Apple tree

Owner: Rory

Location:  Stafford, VA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2013
Age of this tree:7 years
Soil:Heavy clay amended with organic materials in 3' diameter and 20" depth. Planted on a hill so I dug a drain ditch at bottom of hole 
Climate at this location:Winter lows to 0f, avg lows high 20s. Summer highs in upper 90s, few days above 100F. Humid summers
Pruning:Made initial planting cut at 33"
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:Green caterpillars

Owner's comments

Growing strong. Planted in old peach tree location. Has north west exposure, will have to see how it weathers the winter. Planted on 29 Mar 2014. Soil ph was 6.0 Added bone meal to soil.

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    No bloom this year. Tree came with three branches.
  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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