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Jonamac Apple tree

Owner: Eric

Location:  Malta, NY, United States

Age of this tree:2020 years
Soil:Sandy Loam 
Climate at this location:5a - I live in a forest, tree gets about 6 hours of sun.
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:Beetles & Ants with few aphids

Owner's comments

I bought this tree because I was visiting Bowman orchards each year, and picking a ton of theirs. There seems to be less and less each year at the orchard, so I decided on a medium tree for my yard. This tree is paired with a crabapple in my front yard for pollination. The flavor can be described as crisp, freshly firm and almost a cinnamony/nutmeg spicy undertones. Spicy is the best way to describe it. Its an umami Macintosh. Very savory, its hard to eat just 1. Im about 12 weeks in since planting, my parents and friend have apple scab on Snowsweet, Liberty and Macouns but I do not with this tree, currently untreated but will have organic pesticides next year when it starts cropping.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Size: 3.5m / 11.7ft high   3.0m / 10.0ft wide
    We have 3 apples on the tree this season, but the branches are not thick enough to support them. Monitoring the situation, and may have to abort them if the branches are contorted downward.
  • 2012

    No blossoms/fruit this year.
  • 2011

    Planted May 7th
  • 2010

  • 2009

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