When to start spraying apple trees?

LeahRWHDecember 8, 2012

I'm pretty excited to have just ordered my first apple trees (just moved to a place in the country where I can try out a small orchard!), and I'm pretty confident I know what to do regarding planting and pruning, but I'm not sure about spraying. I've heard that it's more or less impossible to get apples without spraying down here, so I'm all geared up to do that (planning on using the chart on the Johnson's Nursery website to start off), but I'm not sure when to start. Do I start right away when they're teeny baby trees, or should I hold off until they're a couple years old and ready to start producing?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)

LeahRWH,

Scott had a great post on his trees calendar. I used it as a guide.

Tony

Here is a link that might be useful: Scott Orchard Calendar

    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 11:09PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Biomed(6)

Scott, this is a very good calendar post for trees year round. After 5 more years of planting, do you have new infos to add the this old post. Thanks.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2012 at 3:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
LeahRWH

Thank you, that link is REALLY helpful!

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 8:12AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
galagala(5)

Can anyone out there that uses Imidan or Captan tell me how much they use per gallon of water? I know There is a gentleman from Wi or Mn that uses, but I don't know how to make contact. Thanks, Gala Gala
1

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 9:39AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bart1(6/7 Northern VA)

Based on advice of former poster and fruit wizard, Jellyman, I use 1 TBS per gallon Imidan. I believe Jellyman was only using 3/4 TBS but I just use one full one for ease.

Captan is 2 TBS per gallon. I'm pretty sure that's the dosage on the label.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 1:21PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mrsg47(7)

What a great 'overall' orchard sched, Well done Scott! Mrs. G

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 1:07PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Prime-Ark Freedom Chill Hours
For anyone wondering, Prime-Ark Freedom appears to...
Jay Part Shade (Zone 10B, S21, Los Angeles)
Carmine Jewel
So I've been fretting about my Early Richmond for a...
iowajer
Best tasting pawpaw varieties
I would love to hear from others who have tasted different...
shane11
Methusala date palm reproduces
Judean date http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tree-grown-2000-year-old-seed-has-reproduced-180954746/?utm_source=facebook.com&no-ist...
canadianplant
Table Grapes for the Southeast
It seems that most of my table grapes have not survived...
trianglejohn
Sponsored Products
Asli Arts 35-Inch Woven Hat Wind Chime - Set of 2 - WS261
$49.98 | Hayneedle
Tree of Light Wall Decor
$129.99 | Dot & Bo
Arturo Alvarez | Woods Pendant
YLighting
Lovi Birch Wood Christmas Tree - Lovi
$100.00 | HORNE
H3399
BH Sun Inc
Modern Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Oriental Weavers Rugs Nevis Passage Beige 3 ft.
$59.97 | Home Depot
Tufted Hammock, Patio Furniture
$449.00 | FRONTGATE
Solar Powered 50 Red, White and Blue LED String Lights
$24.91 | Lamps Plus
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™