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Red Delicious Apple tree

Owner: Robert

Location:  Capac, MICHIGAN, United States

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:15 years
Soil:Loam 12" deep then Clay 
Climate at this location:5B (Has been getting cooler for about 21 years)
Pruning:Yes - Cut center leader
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Organic treatments
Pesticides:Not sure
Local pests:Japanese Beatles, Codling Moth

Owner's comments

Red Sticky Spheres control the moths. Soap controls the Beatles to a point. Fire Blight has not been an issue with this tree.