Growing Apples

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Apple Cultivars and Their Uses

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Disease-Resistant Apple Cultivars

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Disease infection is a major limitation to growing apples in Missouri. Several cultivars with apple scab immunity or resistance are currently available for planting. Although these cultivars can reduce pesticide usage, apples are susceptible to other diseases and insect pests. All the cultivars listed below are immune or resistant to apple scab. Because temperatures often reach 100 degrees F in August, early-ripening disease-resistant cultivars are excl…

Home Fruit Production: Apples

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Insect and Mite Pests of Apples

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Knowledge of a pest's biology, including the stages at which it causes damage and its seasonal occurrence, and recognition of damage are essential to both conventional and alternative control methods in orchard pest management. This publication presents information on the damage symptoms and signs caused by many insect and mite pests commonly encountered in commercial as well as backyard apple orchards in the Midwest. A seasonal timeline shows the appro…

The Vertical Axis System: A Training Method for Growing Apple Trees

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14th January 2017

New apple cultivars often command higher prices than some older cultivars such as Jonathan, Red and Golden Delicious. If a grower can bring a new apple into production while it is in demand, a new cultivar can be more profitable to produce than an older one. High-density orchard systems of more than 500 trees per acre, such as the vertical axis system, can be used to produce fruit in the second or third year after planting. In contrast, low-density orch…