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Honeygold Apple tree

Owner: Mona

Location:  Aberdeen, SD, United States

Age:Planted in about 1990
Age of this tree:33 years
Climate at this location:wet early spring, warm summer, mild fall, very cold winters
Pruning:pruned 4 times
Tree form:Standard
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:wasps yellow jackets

Owner's comments

wonderful tree and great producer. recommend thinning apples after June drop, makes for larger apples. I t also takes weight off branches as apples grow. I prune my tree so sun can get to majority of apples. I harvest apples end of September to beginning of October. I did not have a harvest one year due to a very cool, wet summer- lots of apples, but the never ripened. A couple years there was last frost and killed to blossoms before pollinated, no apples

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Harvest: 3rd week September  200kg / 440lbs
    Size: 4.5m / 15.0ft high   7.5m / 25.0ft wide
    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
    tress is 20 years old and produces 2000-3000 apples per year. awesome tasting apples, great for eating, makes delicious fresh apple juice (freezes well) and apple sauce-no sugar added. I have problems with wasps/yellow jackets eating them. Great tree!
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