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Honeycrisp Apple tree

Owner: Don

Location:  Twisp, WA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:13 years
Soil:well drained loam 
Climate at this location:short, hot, dry growing season; long cold winters
Pruning:prune
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:voles

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 10 May
    Harvest: 4th week September  25kg / 55lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   3.0m / 10.0ft wide
    Remarkable crop after getting about 7 apples last year. Would have preferred to leave some fruit on the tree and do a second and possibly third picking in early-mid October, but experiencing much damage to fruit from squirrels and birds.
  • 2013

    Harvest: 2nd week October  1kg / 2lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Mild attack
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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