All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

Gravenstein Apple tree

Owner: Joe

Location:  Burnaby, B.C., Canada

Age:Planted in about 1980
Age of this tree:43 years
Soil:silty / clay loam 
Climate at this location:west coast temperate
Pruning:Has gotten too tall to thin fruit and am gradually removing high limbs. Main pruning in Jan / Feb annually. Pinch tips back in June / July.
Tree form:Standard
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Local pests:caterpillar, some mildew on a few lower branches

Owner's comments

This has been a great tree. It can be extremely productive and has been very healthy with few problems except caterpillars which I hand remove. Crops have been very good since I started keeping mason bees about 8 years ago. Apples are a nice balance of sweetness / tartness. Apples make great pies and apple sauce. Very good eating when fresh. I store apples in the crisper and they last into December although they do gradually lose quality. I have had crops of 400 - 500 lbs. in good years.

Season records for this tree

  • 2019

  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

  • 2014

  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

©2019 Orange Pippin Ltd. All rights reserved.

You may not reproduce any of the content of this website without our express permission.
We do not accept any liability for loss or damage incurred as a result of any errors in the content of this website.