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Pixie Crunch Apple tree

Owner: Jason

Location:  San Diego, CA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2015
Age of this tree:7 years
Soil:Heavy 
Climate at this location:Mediterranean climate
Pruning:Yes, winter pruning.
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated

Season records for this tree

  • 2017

    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft 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
    Tree continues to put out some impressive growth. Pixie Crunch has flowered almost continuously through the end of July. I know have about 10 or so apples at various stages of development (small grape sized to small plum sized fruit.)
  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 15 May
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft 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
    Experienced second bloom in May, first bloom was in February. Several fruit set at that point, all but one pinched. Picked this last one too early, very dense and not sweet.
  • 2015

    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft 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
    Received winter of 2015 as a 2-3 year bare-root tree, about 3-4 feet in height. The tree has grown significantly and has developed many branches which must be trimmed back this winter. Hoping for my first harvest this coming year!
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