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Blenheim Orange Apple tree

Owner: Jim

Location:  Mequon, WI, United States

Age:Planted in about 2006
Age of this tree:16 years
Climate at this location:Influenced by Lake Michigan
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree does not grow well here
Herbicides:Chemical treatments
Pesticides:Chemical treatments

Owner's comments

Growing in a shady area. Grafted in 2006. Moved the tree to another, less shady spot in 2012.

Season records for this tree

  • 2020

    Spring blossom: 25 May
    Harvest: 3rd week September  7kg / 15lbs
    Size: 4.0m / 13.3ft high   3.0m / 10.0ft wide
    More sun light this year. 24 large apples on the tree.
  • 2019

    Spring blossom: 1 June
    Harvest: 2nd week October  1kg / 2lbs
    4 apples. The pin oak it’s growing under is dying so maybe hope for a real crop in 2020.
  • 2018

    Spring blossom: 30 May
    Harvest: 1st week October  1kg / 2lbs
    Size: 4.0m / 13.3ft high   2.5m / 8.3ft wide
    9 apples growing. First year bearing. Grows in a shady spot.
  • 2017

    Size: 3.5m / 11.7ft high   
  • 2016

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  • 2009

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