Location: Jimmy Appleseed Orchard – Spicer, Minnesota
To: Joe Cosante & Bill J. Muskopf
From: Jimmy Appleseed Orchard
Because of excellent results achieved in 1992 (see Spray-N-Grow Apple Trials 1992 / Dr. Joseph Cosante & Jimmy Appleseed Apple Trials 1993). The Minnesota trials were continued by the orchard owner through 1994.
1994 Report on Spray-N-Grow
June 10, 1994: 70 degrees, 170 ounces in 140 gallons of water
July 5, 1994: 78 degrees, 170 ounces in 140 gallons of water
We used about 32 gallons per acre. The apples also received a regular schedule of sprays according to the 1994 New England Pest Management Guide.
Winter Weather Conditions
The 1993-1994 winter was very cold and windy. We lost almost 10% of our trees to winter injury. Many of the remaining trees had their fruit buds injured and did not bear fruit this year.
Summer Weather Conditions
We had a beautiful summer. There was ample sunshine and rain. We didn’t have a frost until after all the apples were picked.
We treated our Haralsons with Spray-N-Grow for the first time this year. The results were great! We had better color than we have ever had. The apples were ripe earlier – this is very important to us because we are so far north we have a shorter growing season. We achieved the same results with our Haralson apples as we had with the Connell Reds.
We will continue to use Spray-N-Grow. We will use it on the whole orchard next year. It is as important for the Haralsons as the Connell Reds.
Thank you for including us in your study.