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About this Golden Delicious Apple tree

Owner: Patrick

Location:  Mt Macedon, VIC, Australia

Age:Planted in about 1990
Age of this tree:29 years
Soil characteristics at this location:clay loam 
Climate at this location:Cool temperate / mediterranean
Pruning:Light thinning and removal of poorly structured branches
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Chemical treatments
Pesticides:Chemical treatments

Owner's comments

Commercial variety , but a great apple. Black spot a problem in humid summers or with prolonged rain in spring. I try not to spray fungicides, but would get a better result if I did. Biennial cropper. Heavy crops one year, then hardly worth trying to stop the birds the next, as so little fruit.

Season records for this tree

SeasonBlossom datePicking / YieldSizeSeason notes
3rd week March
35kg / 77lbs
3.0m / 10.0ft high

Scab: Mild attack
Medium to heavy crops







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