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Apple Trials

Dr. Joseph Cosante
Location: Minnesota

Variety: Connell Red
Spray-N-Grow Results vs. Control Results
Redder
Ripened 7-10 days earlier
Larger
Better finish and shape

Variety: Honey Gold
Spray-N-Grow Results vs. Control Results
40% more yield
Better size
Better finish
Ripened earlier

Variety: Cortland
Spray-N-Grow Results vs. Control Results
Good size
Ripened 10-14 days earlier
Great color
Good yield

Variety: Haralson
Spray-N-Grow Results vs. Control Results
Very good color
Higher yield
Better size
Ripened slightly earlier

Location: Vermont (Site #1)
Variety: Macspur(Greenlslade)
Spray-N-Grow Results vs. Control Results
53% yield increase on size 80’s and 100’s
14.4% yield increase in total packed apples
34.4% increase in Fancy/Extra Fancy pack-out
Shrinkage in storage – 12% better than control

Location: Vermont (Site #2)
**Entire orchard damaged by frost. Very little between treated and control.

CONCLUSION:
Yield benefits from all three sites are worth pursuing, especially in terms of measuring fruit quality pack-out. Recommendation to continue studies.

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