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Earliblaze Apple tree

Owner: Mark

Location:  Columbia Station, OHIO, United States

Age of this tree:2022 years
Soil:Medium clay 
Climate at this location:Zone 6, flat, susceptible to spring frosts
Pruning:Pruned to central leader
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Chemical treatments
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Deer; scab; one strike of fireblight

Owner's comments

Plan to open up the tree during next spring's pruning.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Harvest: 3rd week August  45kg / 99lbs
    Size: 5.5m / 18.3ft high   5.5m / 18.3ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Mild attack
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Mild attack
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Bumper crop this year; two apples last year due to frost. Some branches have no scab on the fruit; others are heavily infected. No spray whatsoever this year. Just barely ripe apples are semi-tart yet make excellent pies and crisps. Fully tree ripened, these apples are a bit less tart and still great in pies and crisps. These apples are mostly 2.0" in diameter, with a few 2.5". So peeling and coring is a lot of work, but they are worth it.
  • 2012

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