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Kingston Black Apple tree

Owner: Steven

Location:  Turney, MO, United States

Age:Planted in about 2019
Age of this tree:2 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: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

Planted in 2019 in Frog Pond Orchard. Strong growth.

Season records for this tree

  • 2020

    Size: 1.0m / 3.3ft high   
    Planted in 2019 so not flowering yet.
  • 2019

    Planted this year.
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  • 2009


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