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Cortland Apple tree

Owner: Lori

Location:  Otter Creek, IOWA/JACKSON, United States

Age:Planted in about 2013
Age of this tree:9 years
Soil:Iowa clay with limestone 
Climate at this location:Borderline Zone 3 - 4 depends on our Winter.
Pruning:We do our own.
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Deer, and quality Iowa bugs !

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Harvest: 3rd week September
    Size: 4.0m / 13.3ft high   3.5m / 11.7ft wide
    Scab: Mild attack
    Mildew: Mild attack
    Fireblight: Mild attack
    Cedar-apple rust: Severe attack
    Woolly aphid: Mild attack
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Plum fruit moth: Mild attack
    Silverleaf: Mild attack
  • 2015

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  • 2009


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