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Honeycrisp Apple tree

Owner: JSchreiber

Location:  West Concord, MN, United States

Age:Planted in about 2004
Age of this tree:17 years
Soil:excellent top soil but on the alkaline side 
Climate at this location:cold winters
Pruning:prune yearly
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium 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

    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: Severe attack
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Had to transplant to new location; few apples this year, and most hit by plum curculio, but tree survived well.
  • 2016

    Harvest: 2nd week September  15kg / 33lbs
    Size: 4.5m / 15.0ft 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: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    I used the heavy apple maggot barriers (footies) on this tree and this seemed to prevent codling moth damage that did hit other trees harder this year that had the regular weight footies. Very rainy summer and fall!
  • 2015

    Harvest: 3rd week September  6kg / 13lbs
    Size: 3.5m / 11.7ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Once again, using apple maggot barriers, the apples are huge.
  • 2014

    Harvest: 4th week September  4kg / 9lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   2.5m / 8.3ft 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
  • 2013

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  • 2009


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