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Esopus Spitzenburg Apple tree

Owner: Phil

Location:  Laguna Niguel, CALIFORNIA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2015
Age of this tree:9 years
Soil:Sandy loam over clay 
Climate at this location:Mostly coastal influence but above the fog. ~250 chill hour average
Pruning:Summer and winter
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments

Owner's comments

Sited with south western exposure against stucco wall. Very hot location. Full sun after 10am year round. Experimental location.

Season records for this tree

  • 2018

  • 2017

    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Fireblight: Mild attack
    Set a lot of apples. Very tasty. Good vegetative growth and pruned multiple times.
  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 15 March
  • 2015

    Planted bare root week of 1/12/15. Pruned to 30" Pruned 3 times in the summer for size control. Vigorous growth. Fruiting spurs developed.
  • 2014

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  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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