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Empire Apple tree

Owner: Alison

Location:  Hadley, MASSACHUSETTS, United States

Age:Planted in about 2011
Age of this tree:12 years
Soil:Rich moist former pastureland 
Pruning:Annually in February
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    No blooms seen this spring either on this tree or on our Northern Spy
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 9 May
    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
  • 2012

    First fruit this year. Seven were produced in a clump so were thinned to produce just a few apples.
  • 2011

    Planted in 2011 at ~2years old
  • 2010

  • 2009


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