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YOUR APPLE TREE CALENDAR


Apple trees are often neglected because they are quite capable of producing a reasonable crop with little or no attention. However, if left entirely to their own devices they will eventually suffer and possibly die

With a little regular care and attention they can easily produce apples for forty years or more and with this in mind we have devised the ultimate apple tree care plan below. By no means all the items will be applicable to your situation so pick and mix those ones which you feel are applicable.

WEEKS PLANT CARE PRUNE PREVENT PESTS TREAT PESTS
JAN 1-2 Plant Inspect stored apples   Prune using correct techniques Prune out canker
JAN 3-4 Plant Inspect stored apples Prune using correct techniques Prune out canker
FEB 1-2 Plant Inspect stored apples Prune using correct techniques Prune out canker
FEB 3-4 Plant Inspect stored apples Prune out canker
MAR 1-2 Plant Inspect stored apples
MAR 3-4 Inspect stored apples
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Top up mulch
   
APR 1-2
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Long lasting fertiliser
  Spray at the first sign
of Woolly Aphid

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Spray at the first sign
of Powdery Mildew
APR 3-4   Spray at the first sign
of Woolly Aphid

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Spray at the first sign
of Powdery Mildew
MAY 1-2   Spray at the first sign
of Woolly Aphid

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Spray at the first sign
of Powdery Mildew

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Codling Moth
pheromone traps
MAY 3-4   Spray at the first sign
of Woolly Aphid

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Spray at the first sign
of Powdery Mildew

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Corrugated cardboard tied
to trap Codling Moth
JUN 1-2   Spray at the first sign
of Woolly Aphid

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Spray at the first sign
of Powdery Mildew

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Corrugated cardboard tied
to trap Codling Moth
JUN 3-4   Spray for Coddling Moth
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Corrugated cardboard tied
to trap Codling Moth
JUL 1-2
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Thin fruits
Remove fallen debris Corrugated cardboard tied
to trap Codling Moth
JUL 3-4 Remove fallen debris Second spray for Codling Moth
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Corrugated cardboard tied
to trap Codling Moth
AUG 1-2 Remove fallen debris Corrugated cardboard tied
to trap Codling Moth
AUG 3-4 Harvest early varieties Remove fallen debris Corrugated cardboard tied
to trap Codling Moth
SEP 1-2 Harvest early varieties Remove fallen debris Corrugated cardboard tied
to trap Codling Moth
SEP 3-4 Harvest mid varieties
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Inspect stored apples
Remove fallen debris  
OCT 1-2 Harvest early varieties
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Inspect stored apples
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Long lasting fertiliser
Remove fallen debris
OCT 3-4 Harvest late varieties
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Inspect stored apples
Remove fallen debris  
NOV 1-2 Harvest late varieties
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Inspect stored apples
Remove fallen debris  
NOV 3-4 Plant Choose & order trees
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Harvest late varieties
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Inspect stored apples
Remove fallen debris
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Choose disease resistant varieties
 
DEC 1-2 Plant Choose & order trees
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Inspect stored apples
Remove fallen debris
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Choose disease resistant varieties
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Prune using correct techniques
Prune out canker
DEC 3-4 Plant Choose & order trees
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Inspect stored apples
Remove fallen debris
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Choose disease resistant varieties
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Prune using correct techniques
Prune out canker