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Hudson's Golden Gem Apple tree

Owner: Gil

Location:  Snohomish, WASHINGTON, United States

Age:Planted in about 2011
Age of this tree:13 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:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Apple maggot and codling moth, voles, rabbits, deer

Owner's comments

An imperfect fruit <10% packout. Otherwise really tasty nutty kind of flavor.

Season records for this tree

  • 2015

    Spring blossom: 20 April
    Harvest: 3rd week September
    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: Mild attack
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Attracted to many odd bugs that tend to deform the fruit, AM not withstanding
  • 2014

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  • 2009


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