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Winter Banana Apple tree

Owner: Kenneth

Location:  Newberry, FLORIDA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2014
Age of this tree:7 years
Soil:calcareous sandy loam 
Climate at this location:8B, Humid summers
Pruning:not yet
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Aphids and Deer

Owner's comments

Tripled in size the first year. Branches had to be supported due to length and thinness. Bloomed twice, but I pinched them.

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 1 March
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    A buck nearly girdled the tree before I put PVC on the base to protect what was left of the cambium. This tree survives and grows well despite neglect and abuse. Now if I could just get some fruit.
  • 2015

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  • 2009


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