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Snow Sweet Apple tree

Owner: JSchreiber

Location:  West Concord, MN, United States

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:12 years
Soil:rich soil but tends to be alkaline 
Climate at this location:cold winters
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:codling moths, apple maggots

Owner's comments

I use codling moth liquid traps early in the season and apple footies (maggot barriers). These tend to be very effective, especially the heavier variety to keep codling moths at bay. I use rubber bands to speed the placement of footies.

Season records for this tree

  • 2017

    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
    Had to transplant to new location; no apples this year, but tree survived well.
  • 2016

    Harvest: 4th week September  10kg / 22lbs
    Size: 3.5m / 11.7ft high   2.5m / 8.3ft 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
    Used heavier footies on this tree; helped prevent codling moth as well as apple maggots.
  • 2015

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  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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