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Chieftain Apple tree

Owner: Steven

Location:  Turney, MO, United States

Age:Planted in about 2016
Age of this tree:6 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:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Light 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

Flowered early closest to Redfield several trees up the hill. This tree is in the Roadside Orchard. Produced 150 flowers on a small young tree.

Season records for this tree

  • 2020

    Spring blossom: 13 April
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   
  • 2019

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