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Grimes Golden Apple tree

Owner: Rebecca

Location:  Lafayette, CO, United States

Age:Planted in about 2017
Age of this tree:7 years
Soil:medium brown sandy loam underlain by silty clay 
Climate at this location:Unpredictable: warm falls; few heavy winter snows, 1 or 2 very cold weeks; warm springs with sudden snowfalls; hot summers with cool nights
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:fire blight

Season records for this tree

  • 2020

    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   
    Tree had at least 5 to 8 blossoms in April but we got a hard spring freeze that killed essentially all apple blossoms in the area so no apples developed.