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Haralson Apple tree

Owner: JSchreiber

Location:  West Concord, MN, United States

Age:Planted in about 1990
Age of this tree:34 years
Climate at this location:cold winters
Pruning:yearly pruning
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
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. I purchased this "dwarf" from Gurneys (I even have the original mailing slip), but it has proven to be anything but a dwarf. Maybe it's a semi-dwarf, but if I didn't prune it aggressively, it would be nearly full-sized!

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Harvest: 1st week October  10kg / 22lbs
    Size: 4.5m / 15.0ft high   4.0m / 13.3ft 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
    Footies did a great job. Lost a few apples to coddling moth.
  • 2015

    Size: 4.5m / 15.0ft high   3.0m / 10.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Mild attack
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Apple footies again did a great job keeping apple maggots away. Lost a few apples to codling moths.
  • 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
  • 2013

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  • 2010

  • 2009


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