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Sweet Sixteen Apple tree

Owner: Valerie

Location:  Cedar Crest, US: NEW MEXICO, United States

Age:Planted in about 2007
Age of this tree:14 years
Soil:Clay/Loam 
Climate at this location:Low rainfall, Highs 90's, Lows 0
Pruning:Not sure how yet
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Organic treatments
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Coddling Moth

Owner's comments

This tree was planted the same year as my Granny Smith. The Granny Smith has been producing for about 3 years and this will be the first year for my Sweet Sixteen. Most likely had to do with lack of water for difference in production. I use mulch and compost for feeding and weeding. My ph runs about 7.5. Am experimenting with acidifying the water to see if this helps. Will report back on taste when I get my first one, can't wait.

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft 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: Mild attack
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
  • 2015

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  • 2009


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