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Golden Delicious Apple tree

Owner: Steven

Location:  Turney, MO, United States

Age:Planted in about 2017
Age of this tree:4 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:Does not usually produce any fruit
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

Steady strong growth in New Barn Orchard. It is downhill from active barn with manure water runoff when it rains.

Season records for this tree

  • 2020

    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   
    Planted in 2017. Not flowering yet.
  • 2020

    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   
    Planted in 2017. Not flowering yet.
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