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Gala Apple tree

Owner: Jon

Location:  Shaw Island, WA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2001
Age of this tree:23 years
Soil:Silty Clay Loam 
Climate at this location:USDA Zone 8 Mild winter/cool summer PNW marine
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree does not grow well here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Organic treatments

Season records for this tree

  • 2020

  • 2019

    Harvest: 4th week September  25kg / 55lbs
    Size: 4.0m / 13.3ft high   
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Mild attack
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
  • 2018

    Harvest: 3rd week September  25kg / 55lbs
    Size: 4.0m / 13.3ft high   
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Mild attack
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
  • 2017

    Harvest: 2nd week September  9kg / 20lbs
    Size: 3.5m / 11.7ft high   
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Severe attack
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
  • 2016

    Harvest: 2nd week September  9kg / 20lbs
    Size: 3.5m / 11.7ft high   
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Severe attack
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Bad scab
  • 2015

    Harvest: 3rd week September  9kg / 20lbs
    Size: 3.5m / 11.7ft high   
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Mild attack
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
  • 2014

    Harvest: 2nd week September  10kg / 22lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Severe attack
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
  • 2013

    Harvest: 1st week September  7kg / 15lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Severe attack
    Mildew: Mild attack
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Continued scab. Maybe a bad location.
  • 2012

    Harvest: 2nd week September  7kg / 15lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Severe attack
    Mildew: Severe attack
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
  • 2011

    Harvest: 2nd week September  7kg / 15lbs
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Severe attack
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Seems very scab prone
  • 2010

    Harvest: 2nd week September  9kg / 20lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Mild attack
    Mildew: Mild attack
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
  • 2009


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