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

About this Honeycrisp Apple tree

Owner: JSchreiber

Location:  West Concord, MN, United States

Age: Planted in about 2004
Age of this tree: 16 years
Soil characteristics at this location: 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

Season Blossom date Picking / Yield Size Season notes
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
2nd week September
15kg / 33lbs
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
3rd week September
6kg / 13lbs
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
4th week September
4kg / 9lbs
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
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