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Empire Apple tree

Owner: Gil

Location:  Snohomish, WA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:14 years
Soil:Clay loam 
Climate at this location:Wet winter, dry summer, 65 mean average
Pruning:Light, mostly tie down
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:AM, CM, AS, anthracnose

Owner's comments

Good little trees

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 10 April
    Harvest: 1st week October  70kg / 154lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Mild attack
    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
    A good year on 50 trees. The pyo folks do avoid this variety due to scab but it has a nice habit of growth and decent crops every year.
  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 10 April
    Harvest: 1st week October  70kg / 154lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Mild attack
    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
    A good year on 50 trees. The pyo folks do avoid this variety due to scab but it has a nice habit of growth and decent crops every year.
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