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Pink Lady Apple tree

Owner: Phil

Location:  Laguna Niguel, CALIFORNIA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2015
Age of this tree:8 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

  • 2016

    Harvest: 4th week October  2kg / 4lbs
    Size: 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
    Sporadic blooms from March through June. Harvest very good sized apples starting late Oct to early Nov. About 15 apples total. Excellent taste!
  • 2015

    Planted bare root week of 2/23/15. Pruned to 30" Slow growth until late summer, then much faster. Seemed to do better the hotter it got. Pruned once for size control. Bloomed after the pruning in late July but no fruit set.
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