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Granny Smith Apple tree

Owner: Marla

Location:  Paso Robles, CA, United States

Age:Planted in about 1990
Age of this tree:35 years
Soil:Expansive clay, poor drainage, bottomland. 
Climate at this location:Hot, dry summer; cold winter; moldy springtime.
Pruning:Prune about every 2nd or 3rd year.
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:Worms, brown curling leaves.

Owner's comments

I don't know what I am doing. I planted my apple trees in1991 and it is now 2016. It produces apples great for cooking, and great for eating if you leave them on awhile longer. These apples can turn yellow. It produces several 5 gallon buckets of apples. I am unsure what the shape is, but it is like a giant dome that is widest at the bottom.

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

  • 2015

  • 2014

  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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