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Ribston Pippin Apple tree

Owner: Jim

Location:  Mequon, WI, United States

Age:Planted in about 2013
Age of this tree:10 years
Soil:Clay 
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Not sure
Pesticides:Not sure
Local pests:Deer, Son with lawnmower

Owner's comments

Interesting story of a man who waited 3 years to purchase this and a Cornish Gilliflower, received and planted the trees in November, only to have his 16 year old son remove the fence from around this tree the following spring and mow it to graft level. 5 years later, what was left of the tree has grown and has flowered- lets see if we get apples, Bud-9 or Ribston Pippin?

Season records for this tree

  • 2020

    Still growing along the ground. I had thought the rabbits destroyed the tree but it did push a few branches of growth this year.
  • 2019

    Still horizontal. No apples.
  • 2019

    Still horizontal. No apples.
  • 2018

    Spring blossom: 23 May
    Harvest: 1st week September  1kg / 2lbs
    Size: 1.0m / 3.3ft high   
    1 apple hanging on this horizontally gowing tree as of July 5th. Apple was plucked from the tree by a hungry bunny. A taste test proved it to be a Ribston and not rootstock.
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