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Hunt Russet Apple tree

Owner: Dave

Location:  Spokane, WA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2014
Age of this tree:9 years
Soil:Light sandy. 
Climate at this location:Dry, fairly hot in summer, zone 6; about 2000 chill hours
Pruning:Minimal while developing.
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Not sure
Local pests:Codling moth.

Owner's comments

There is no designation for bench graft at the age of planting, but this began life here as a bench graft, so it will be a whip at start of 2015. I expect Hunt Russet/P2 to reach a height of 9 feet or less when mature in Spokane. It is 18 inches tall from the graft this year. Weeding: I mulch, so little bother concerning weeds.

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Plum fruit moth: Not present
  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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