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Granny Smith Apple tree

Owner: Phil

Location:  Laguna Niguel, CALIFORNIA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2015
Age of this tree:5 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.

Season records for this tree

  • 2018

  • 2017

    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Good fruit set, tasty fruit once ripened. Grafted Lady Williams to tree.
  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 19 April
    Leaf out started beginning of April
  • 2015

    Planted bare root week of 2/23/15. Pruned to 36" Healthy growth. Pruned 3 times for size control.
  • 2014

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  • 2010

  • 2009


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