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Bloody Ploughman Apple tree

Owner: John

Location:  Allendale, MI, United States

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:MM111, Antonovka
Soil:Sandy loam 
Climate at this location:Humid continental
Pruning:Central leader
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Plum curculio, obliquebanded leafroller, apple maggot

Owner's comments

Grafted several scions of Bloody Ploughman onto MM111 and Antonovka rootstocks. Decent growth after first season in the nursery; trees have grown from 3-inch scions to 2- to 3-foot tall whips. Second year grew 2' despite extreme heat and drought.

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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