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Fireside Apple tree

Owner: JSchreiber

Location:  West Concord, MN, United States

Age:Planted in about 1990
Age of this tree:31 years
Climate at this location:cold winters
Pruning:yes
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:apple maggots and codling moths

Owner's comments

Using apple maggot barriers keeps most apples clean of pests. Codling moth traps keeps worms away.

Season records for this tree

  • 2017

    2017. Left behind at old home.
  • 2016

    Size: 6.0m / 20.0ft high   7.5m / 25.0ft 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: Mild attack
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Footies worked well for apple maggots, but more codling moth than in previous years. Very wet spring and summer may have contributed.
  • 2015

  • 2014

    Size: 4.0m / 13.3ft high   3.5m / 11.7ft 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
    Bumper crop. Apple footies (maggot barriers) did the trick once again!
  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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