All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

About this Honeycrisp Apple tree

Owner: Kathy

Location:  Carrington, NORTH DAKOTA, United States

Age: Planted in about 2006
Age of this tree: 15 years
Soil characteristics at this location: 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: Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth: This tree grows easily here
Herbicides: Chemical treatments
Pesticides: Un-treated
Local pests: A few coddling moths seen in 2013

Owner's comments

Very nice shape and structure on these full-sized trees. A bit shy to bear until 2013 when 3 trees were heavily cropped and 3 lightly cropped. Fruit was thinned to 1 fruit per cluster after blossom and final apples were medium to large. Absolutely delicious with beautiful yellow skin color and red, stripey overlay. All they should be. They keep at least 3 months in a normal refrigerator. We are USDA Hardiness zone 4a. previously 3b.

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking / Yield Size Season notes

2013 5 June
1st week October
30kg / 66lbs
3.5m / 11.7ft high
3.0m / 10.0ft wide
Canker: Not present
Scab: Not present
Mildew: Not present
Fireblight: Not present
Cedar-apple rust: Not present
Woolly aphid: Not present
Codling moth: Mild attack
Plum fruit moth: Not present
Silverleaf: Not present
Very late season, by 2-3 weeks. Very large crop on 3 of 6 trees that was thinned to 1 apple per cluster. (400 lbs) High acidity in apples this year. OK for me, but too tangy for some others.




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