Mostly coastal influence but above the fog. ~250 chill hour average
Summer and winter
Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Up to 6ft / 2m
Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Sited with south western exposure against stucco wall. Very hot location. Full sun after 10am year round.
Season records for this tree
1.5m / 5.0ft high 1.0m / 3.3ft wide Bloom earlier in season than last year. Perhaps acclimating to the location. Apple size much larger than last year - a few of normal size. Flavor better too. Still not much vegetative growth: small tree
Grafted Hawaii to part of the tree.
1.5m / 5.0ft high 1.0m / 3.3ft wide Canker: Not present Scab: Not present 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 Leaf out and bloom very late - July. Minimal growth. Apples did not size up well at all, very small. Started getting pithy in late autumn heat. Ok flavor, nothing exciting. Consider top grafting other varieties.
Planted bare root week of 2/23/15. Pruned to 24&amp;amp;quot;
Very vigorous growth. Pruned 3 times for size control.
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