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About this Honeycrisp Apple tree

Owner: Jason

Location:  San Diego, CA, United States

Age: Planted in about 2015
Age of this tree: 5 years
Soil characteristics at this location: Heavy 
Climate at this location: Mediterranean
Pruning: Yes. Using homemade spreaders to keep branches at good angle.
Tree form: Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height: Not sure
Cropping: Does not usually produce any fruit
Growth: This tree does not grow well here
Herbicides: Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides: Un-treated

Owner's comments

Fingers crossed!

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking / Yield Size Season notes
2017
0kg / 0lbs 1.5m / 5.0ft high
1.0m / 3.3ft wide
Canker: Not present
Scab: Not present
Mildew: Not present
Fireblight: Not present
Cedar-apple rust: Not present
Woolly aphid: Not present
Codling moth: Not present
Plum fruit moth: Not present
Silverleaf: Not present
Did not break dormancy until June, which was better than last year. Exhibits heavy suckering from roots. No more than 3-4" of growth this year to date (16 Aug 2017). Still have fingers crossed.
2016
0kg / 0lbs 1.5m / 5.0ft high
1.0m / 3.3ft wide
Did not break dormancy until July. Very little growth.
2015
0kg / 0lbs 1.5m / 5.0ft high
1.0m / 3.3ft wide
Canker: Not present
Scab: Not present
Mildew: Not present
Fireblight: Not present
Cedar-apple rust: Not present
Woolly aphid: Not present
Codling moth: Not present
Plum fruit moth: Not present
Silverleaf: Not present
Planted in spring of 2015 as a bare root tree. Tree is a slow grower and has not grown greatly in height, but has grown in width. An experiment to see if this variety will flourish in San Diego heat. Some indications from other growers that it will flourish and fruit. Fingers crossed!
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