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Ambrosia Apple tree

Owner: Gil

Location:  Snohomish, WASHINGTON, United States

Age:Planted in about 2011
Age of this tree:10 years
Soil:Clayloam 
Climate at this location:Dry summer and rainy winter, median average high 65, low 40
Pruning:None yet, but scionwood
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Apple maggot and codling moth, voles, rabbits, deer

Owner's comments

Just waiting to see

Season records for this tree

  • 2015

    Spring blossom: 15 April
    Harvest: 3rd week September  5kg / 11lbs
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Mild attack
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    An imperfect fruit here. Seems a bit lumpy, not sure why. First year cropping from 5 trees. Just picked this hot year 2015 in 2nd week of September -still a bit starchy.
  • 2014

    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   
    Scab: Mild attack
    Sold off of 10 trees as i'm not convinced of getting anything. Ripening that is
  • 2013

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  • 2011

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  • 2009


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