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Honeycrisp Apple tree

Owner: Jason

Location:  San Diego, CA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2015
Age of this tree:6 years
Soil: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

  • 2017

    Size: 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

    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Did not break dormancy until July. Very little growth.
  • 2015

    Size: 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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