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About this Honeycrisp Apple tree

Owner: Don

Location:  Twisp, WA, United States

Age: Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree: 12 years
Soil characteristics at this location: 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

Season Blossom date Picking / Yield Size Season notes
2014 10 May
4th week September
25kg / 55lbs
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.
2nd week October
1kg / 2lbs
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




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