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Gravenstein Apple tree

Owner: Malcolm

Location:  Oakland, CALIFORNIA/ALAMEDA, United States

Age of this tree:2020 years
Climate at this location:costal-moderate
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:wooly aphids

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Size: 5.5m / 18.3ft high   5.5m / 18.3ft wide
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Mild attack
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    This is a older mature Gravenstein tree that was planted by the original owners of our home in Oakland, CA, USA. It has been a good producer over the past 17 years since we met, and has taught me a bit about it's needs. This season we had a colder winter spell than usual for our region. Our Grav blossomed several weeks early and the usual mid August harvest also was a bit early, mid July. Wooly aphids appeared for the first time last season and I was proactive this year with soapy water
  • 2013

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  • 2009

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