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Arkansas Black Apple tree

Owner: Steven

Location:  Turney, MO, United States

Age:Planted in about 2011
Age of this tree:10 years
Soil:6 inches of soil over clay. 
Climate at this location:Temperate. Freezes from November through March. Four full seasons. temp 100 F to -5 F.
Pruning:Prune every year to spread tree and allow a central leader
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Japanese Beetles (Horrible the last two years.)

Owner's comments

This tree has been very vigorous. Has many suckers which protect it from rabbit girdling. I protect young trees by putting 2 tires around base, dog food sacks stapled when young, a cattle fence with garden fence around it to keep sheep and goats away as they mow the grass. The tires and bags keep rabbits off which girdle the trees, especially during a late snow in spring.

Season records for this tree

  • 2020

    Spring blossom: 24 April
    1st flower April 20h-500 blooms on April 24th-Last bloom May 6th.
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  • 2009


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