Apple Trials - Connell Reds & Haralsons

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 Micronutrients 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 Micronutrients

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 Micronutrients 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 Micronutrients. 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.

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