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About this McIntosh Apple tree

Owner: David

Location:  SHELLEY, ID, United States


Age: Planted in about 2005
Soil characteristics at this location: Loam/Clay 
Climate at this location: Arid Summer Cold Winter Zone 5a
Pruning: Open Center
Age of this tree: Not sure
Tree form: Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height: Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping: Medium crops
Growth characteristics: This tree grows easily here
Herbicides: Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides: Chemical treatments
Main local pests: Birds, Coddling Moth


Owner's comments

Vigorous growing tree, wants to grow straight up but I keep it in check through pruning and using spacers. I'm trying to train it to grow wide and low, no more than 8 feet so I can prune/thin/harvest without a ladder. I've determined that some apples can be eaten when they are almost ripe and are still pretty tasty, not these. It seems like the last few weeks makes a world of difference for Macs in both taste and texture and once they are completely ripe the flavor is hard to beat.

Season records for this tree

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