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McIntosh Apple tree

Owner: Lynn

Location:  Helena, MONTANA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2003
Age of this tree:22 years
Climate at this location:Cold winters, hot summers, semi-arid, zone 4
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:worms

Owner's comments

I bought this tree as a very small starter from Walmart of all places. It started producing fruit 6 years after planting. I don't treat the tree or apples, so we do get some worms, but it's not too bad. We lose a fair amount of apples before maturity due to birds pecking on them, some worms and storms (hail, etc.), but there is always plenty of fruit at harvest time in October.