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Gravenstein Apple tree

Owner: Gil

Location:  Snohomish, WASHINGTON, United States

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:11 years
Soil:clay loam 
Climate at this location:mediterranean- dry in summer, wet winter/spring
Pruning:festooned
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:None yet, but expect CM AM

Owner's comments

A whippy whiley tree habit. Very strong grower as all the triploids are... a summer pruning is always our care. The best of the earlies albeit a bit scab prone.

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 5 April
    Harvest: 2nd week August  45kg / 99lbs
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft 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: Mild attack
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Looking good. Of the 15 grav strains I am growing I am still doing tasting notes evaluating what's what.
  • 2015

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 23 April
    Harvest: 2nd week July  30kg / 66lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Mild 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
    Miildly Scabby this wet spring...I never spray. Excellent dried, and pies/sauce!
  • 2013

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  • 2009


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