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GoldRush Apple tree

Owner: Cheuk

Location:  Amsterdam, NOORD-HOLLAND, Netherlands

Age:Planted in about 2017
Age of this tree:5 years
Rootstock:Grafted upon a golden delicous. This was a small tree of two years
Soil:Plot has peaty/acidity soil, so fruit trees go into a container. 20 Litres with compost, cow dung, potassium, bloodmeal, lime, liquid fertilizer 
Climate at this location:zone 7a, mild sea climate, lots of sun, lots of wind, hedge to slowdown wind
Pruning:Cut back central leader to create a vase shape
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Does not usually produce any fruit
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:Wasps other insects and birds

Owner's comments

I'm very happy to have goldrush trees. This variety is for production. In order to get enough apples which will get us through the winter, I bought some scion wood. According to several internet descriptions, this apple can easily be held until next year in may or even longer, if it is stored at the right temperature. Disease resistance is good(low) and it's taste (of the apple) is complex. I like complex tasting apples especially when they can be held for a long time. I have three trees in 65 litres containers. I do not want to go to the chain stores to buy apples in the winter. The chain stores sell tasteless fruits, and I'd rather grow better apples I really enjoy. Chain store apples suck!

Season records for this tree

  • 2021

  • 2020

  • 2019

  • 2018

  • 2017

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  • 2009

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