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Gala Apple tree

Owner: R.

Location:  Woodbridge, VIRGINIA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2013
Age of this tree:8 years
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments

Owner's comments

First year (2013) in the ground suffered badly from cedar apple rust, lost almost all leaves, and fruit. 2nd year (2014) sprayed for CAR, but no blooms, hence no fruit, however really heathy growth. 3rd (2015) waiting for bloom, and ready to treat for CAR.

Season records for this tree

  • 2015

    As of today 3/28 still dormant, but buds starting slowly to swell.
  • 2014

    Sprayed for CAR but damage done from 2013 no blooms no fruit
  • 2013

    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   
    Cedar-apple rust: Severe attack
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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