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GoldRush Apple tree

Owner: Monika

Location:  Denver, CO, United States

Age:Planted in about 2021
Age of this tree:2 years
Soil:Amended clay 
Climate at this location:Four seasons, zone 5 more or less, semi arid desert on east edge of Denver, tree gets a once a week soaking
Pruning:none yet
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:codling moths

Owner's comments

The mulch is removed and replaced each spring. When tree is mature enough, same procedures as those used for Enterprise blossom and apples will be followed.

Season records for this tree

  • 2022

    Spring blossom: 8 May
    Leaves beginning to grow end of April, mulch removed, replaced with fresh mulch end of April. Four blossoms, it is doing very well.
  • 2021

    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Planted as a stick in spring 2021, no leaves at all. Mustard Seed meal was added to the planting hole, it has been staked, mulched and is branching out with lots of leaves, and basically doing very well.
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