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Golden Delicious Apple tree

Owner: Patrick

Location:  Mt Macedon, VIC, Australia

Age:Planted in about 1990
Age of this tree:32 years
Soil: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

  • 2016

    Harvest: 3rd week March  35kg / 77lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   
    Scab: Mild attack
    Medium to heavy crops
  • 2015

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  • 2009

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