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Northern Spy Apple tree

Owner: Norman

Location:  Glennie, MICHIGAN, United States

Age:Planted in about 2018
Age of this tree:7 years
Soil:Mostly clay but I mixed the clay with top soil and sand at planting and the tree is watered with natural lake water (rich in nutrients) 
Climate at this location:Been a hot summer, but with lots of rain
Pruning:I just learned how to prune it for the first time this year.
Tree form:Standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:Bag worms / Gypsy moths

Season records for this tree

  • 2022

    Size: 3.5m / 11.7ft high   4.0m / 13.3ft wide
    Planted this tree about 4 years ago, All my "pollinators" were attacked by either bag worms, Deer or both. This year I got a Johnathan that arrived in bloom, and I have 15 Northern Spy apples.