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Sweet Sixteen Apple tree

Owner: Charley

Location:  Grantsburg, WI, United States

Age:Planted in about 2002
Age of this tree:20 years
Soil:Sandy loam 
Pruning:Not yet
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:birds, spiders, wasps, ants

Owner's comments

This is the first year that this tree has produced a real crop. Last year it produced 5 apples out of the 11 years since planting the tree. We don't have another mid season tree for the blossoms to cross pollinate; however there is an early season tree next to it. It is too early to pick these apples (August-early Sept). We will wait to test them right before the first frost to see if they are mature enough to eat. If we feel they are not quite ready, we will wait to see if the first frost will set the flavor and texture of the apples.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Harvest: 4th week September  30kg / 66lbs
    Size: 4.5m / 15.0ft high   4.5m / 15.0ft wide
    This tree takes longer to mature its fruit. We are waiting until right before the first frost to test the apples again. Then again after the frost, if that much time is needed.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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