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McIntosh Apple tree

Owner: JSchreiber

Location:  West Concord, MN, United States

Age:Planted in about 2012
Age of this tree:14 years
Rootstock:Gurney's "Little Big" variety
Soil:Rich soil 
Climate at this location:cold winters
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Not sure
Local pests:codling moth, apple maggots

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Scab: Severe attack
    Very wet spring and summer; major damage from black spot (apple scab) on apples. The higher apples were better. Fungus may have splashed up from rhubarb plants or lilies. Or perhaps just the massive rainfalls we had and then the fireside tree shaded it too much.