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Anna Apple tree

Owner: Katie

Location:  Murrieta, CA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2016
Age of this tree:3 years
Soil:Heavy alkaline clay with little drainage added amendments when planted tree 
Climate at this location:Summerset 18, hot summers through October. Warm/hot fall, few cool days. Mild winters, freezes & rain sporadic. Spring mild temp, rain more likely
Pruning:Not yet, it had been in the ground one year
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Aphids

Season records for this tree

  • 2017

    Spring blossom: 18 March
    Harvest: 3rd week July  7kg / 15lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Mild attack
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Picked too soon, they were perfect for my husband, who prefers his apples fairly tart. We waited a couple more weeks, then harvested one to try. It has better sweetness, but it tasted like store-bought apple juice. I seem to have missed the short window on my tree between too tart and too sweet. Husband and mom preferred the flavor, even when it was sweet.
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