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About this Pink Lady Apple tree

Owner: Phil

Location:  Laguna Niguel, CALIFORNIA, United States

Age: Planted in about 2015
Age of this tree: 4 years
Soil characteristics at this location: 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

Season Blossom date Picking / Yield Size Season notes
4th week October
2kg / 4lbs
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!
0kg / 0lbs
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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