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Hazen Apple tree

Owner: Kathy

Location:  Carrington, NORTH DAKOTA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2006
Age of this tree:19 years
Soil:Beautiful prairie loam. pH 7.5-8 
Climate at this location:Cold, windy prairie. Warm, dryish summers.
Pruning:Yes, for openness and height
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Chemical treatments
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Almost none. A few coddling moths this year.

Owner's comments

Weed control: trees are well-mulched to drip line but main pest, thistle, is controlled with glyphosate spot treatment. Trees are not irrigated. This is a natural semi-dwarf in that the leader begins to curve to the side after apx. 5 years. At first, I did not like this variety because it gets mushy very quickly. But if picked well and immediately refrigerated, it is nice. It is unremarkable but nice and apple-y and can be counted on for a crop, I think. Fruit is a beautiful dark, stripey red with coarse white flesh. All 4 trees have borne fruit each of the past 4 years. Good for eating, baking, sauce. Not very acidic. An average, reliable apple that doesn't make you think. The only variety where we regularly see water core.

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

  • 2014

  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 1 June
    Harvest: 1st week September  10kg / 22lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   3.5m / 11.7ft wide
    In east central North Dakota we generally pick the 3rd or 4th week of August. 2013 was 2-3 weeks late. A beautiful deep red apple here, but needs to be picked at a perfect time. Too late, or if left at room temperature for only 2 days post pick, it becomes mush. A reliable bearer that should be thinned. Naturally semi-dwarf - nice. Average, apple-y flavor and coarse texture.
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 1 June
    Harvest: 1st week September  10kg / 22lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   3.5m / 11.7ft wide
    In east central North Dakota we generally pick the 3rd or 4th week of August. 2013 was 2-3 weeks late. A beautiful deep red apple here, but needs to be picked at a perfect time. Too late, or if left at room temperature for only 2 days post pick, it becomes mush. A reliable bearer that should be thinned. Naturally semi-dwarf - nice. Average, apple-y flavor and coarse texture.
  • 2012

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2010

  • 2009

  • 2009


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