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Hudson's Golden Gem Apple tree

Owner: Paul

Location:  Newbury, MA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2014
Age of this tree:9 years
Soil:Sandy soil with thick topsoil. 
Climate at this location:New England coastal
Pruning:First year heading cut and pruning
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:Organic treatments
Local pests:No problems so far

Owner's comments

I have two trees and both were affected by CAR. Significant infection occured mostly from nearby red cedars only 200 feet away. They have been removed so I am hoping for improvement next year. Leaves turned red early so hopefully this is just a variety that turns early and not a result of the CAR.

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Cedar-apple rust: Severe attack
  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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