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About this Empire Apple tree

Owner: Keith

Location:  ROUSES POINT, NEW YORK, United States

Age: Planted in about 2014
Soil characteristics at this location: loomy 
Climate at this location: zone 4b
Pruning: open center
Age of this tree: Not sure
Tree form: Half-standard
Height: Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping: Heavy crops
Growth characteristics: This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides: Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides: Organic treatments
Main local pests: plum coculio and codling moth

Owner's comments

Tends to have very large flowering and lots of apple sets but it does do a heavy drop as well. 2017 was a great year for this tree it's best yet, lot's of fruit on it I am very pleased with it's growth and fruit production this year.

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
2017 24 May
1st week October
2kg / 4lbs
2.5m / 8.3ft high
2.0m / 6.7ft wide
Canker: Mild attack
Scab: Mild attack
Fireblight: Not present
Cedar-apple rust: Mild attack
Codling moth: Not present
Plum fruit moth: Mild attack
Silverleaf: Not present
I had a bad pruning three seasons ago that I neglected to fix and this past year my tree developed a pretty severe canker that I tried controlling with a isophplic alcohol spray. This 2017 season the tree seems to have recovered from my treating it. It's healing itself now.








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