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Claygate Pearmain Apple tree

Owner: Petervoshefski

Location:  Albququerque, NEW MEXICO, United States

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:17 years
Climate at this location:Rio Grande river valley, 5000'/1524m
Pruning:yearly, but carefully.
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Pesticides:Not sure

Owner's comments

This tree has a very vertical growing habit for all branches. I've spread and tied it down and opened it up as much as possible but everything wants to grow straight up. This makes for a unique looking tree. This year's fruit set was dense and I've thinned it quite a bit as it is a young tree.