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Rubinette Apple tree

Owner: Ryan

Location:  Vineyard, UTAH, United States

Age:Planted in about 2015
Age of this tree:5 years
Soil:Average, clay loam. I treat with natural fertilizers high in potash, low in nitrogen. Added soil sulfur to get PH around 6.5. 
Climate at this location:Cold Hardiness Zone 5-6, High Desert
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Not sure

Season records for this tree

  • 2019

    Spring blossom: 20 April
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   
    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
    I placed a deer net up to protect my little espalier. It's a fan, and has grown to about half of what I want it to be. Had a pretty good blossom - maybe 10-12 clusters, on 4 main branches. I hope to develop more fruiting spurs and grow it up to the full 6-7 feet of space I have allocated.
  • 2018

    Size: 1.0m / 3.3ft high   
    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
    Deer munched a lot of this tree early in the spring, maybe mid April. The tree spent the rest of the year recovering.
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