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Criterion Apple tree

Owner: Jeanne

Location:  Kalkaska, KALKASKA, MI, United States

Age:Planted in about
Soil:sandy loam 
Climate at this location:low, near Creek, lg hill on west side.
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Not sure

Owner's comments

We mulch with grass clippings for weed control and moisture retention.

Season records for this tree

  • 2009

    Spring blossom: 18 May
    Harvest: 3rd week August
    We have many late frosts here, so production is sporadic.