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Enterprise Apple tree

Owner: Monika

Location:  Denver, CO, United States

Age:Planted in about 2016
Age of this tree:8 years
Soil:amended clay 
Climate at this location:four seasons, zone 5
Pruning:Pruned mid-March and early April 2020
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:coddling moths

Owner's comments

Chemical treatment for fire blight, organic treatment for coddling moths

Season records for this tree

  • 2022

    Spring blossom: 2 May
    Didn't need to use fire blight treatment this spring.
  • 2021

    Spring blossom: 8 May
    No bags used on the ripening apples.
  • 2020

    Spring blossom: 15 May
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   
    Trimmed Mid-March, and again a little early April. Removed the mulch from around the base of the tree. Plan to utilize paper bags and pheromone attractant for coddling moths. Plastic bags were used, and did not need to use the pheromone attractant. New mulch put in place in May. There was a nasty cold snap of 18 degrees two nights in a row in late April, killed a lot of buds.
  • 2019

    Spring blossom: 27 April
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Tree wrap removed April 9th, with particular intent to avoid moths. Also a hail net was installed over the tree, including over the Sundance. This tree was trimmed early April, buds have begun to appear. Fire blight treatment just prior to blossom open, and just before blossom drop. A few apples grew - some were lost to coddling moths. Used plastic bag method of enclosing the other apples, they made a darn tasty pie.
  • 2018

    Spring blossom: 29 April
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   
    Tree was pruned in January to promote shape and leader. Tree height in April 2018 5 feet 7 inches. Spread 2 feet 8 inches. Lots of blossoms. Petal fall began April 29-30. Trunk wrap was removed April 29. 2018, ONE APPLE, will be picked end of August 2018 :)
  • 2017

    Did not track height or spread. There were no problems. No blossoms.
  • 2016

    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   
    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
    Bare-root semi dwarf young tree (1 year old?) planted in May 2016. Grew to 5 feet 3 inches at end of December 2016 prior to any pruning or tipping. No problems.
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