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Delicious Apple tree

Owner: Rebecca

Location:  Ashland, OREGON, United States

Age of this tree:2021 years
Climate at this location:Described as a Mediterranean Climate, currently experiencing drought and above-average temperatures.
Pruning:Pruned (by an arborist)
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Coddling moth

Owner's comments

This is an old tree, growing near the fence of a property that was divided along that line circa 1910 and, prior to that, might have been part of an orchard (possibly fruit and nut). The tree was neglected for an unknown number of years before late 2012. It has been professionally pruned twice since then and now appears to be doing quite well.

Season records for this tree

  • 2015

    Spring blossom: 10 April
    Woolly aphid: Mild attack
    The tree was pruned again in 2014, but there were a large number of blooms this spring (warm and dry April, cool and damp May), many of which have set.
  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 15 April
    Harvest: 3rd week September
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   3.5m / 11.7ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Severe attack
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Abundant, great-tasting crop.
  • 2013

    The tree was in desperate need of pruning when I moved to the property in 2012. That was done (by professional arborists), and so there were only a few blooms in the spring, and the fruit (2) dropped early.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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