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Out of Season Liberty Apple Tree

Liberty Apple Tree

The First True Low-Spray Apple

Fabulous for fresh eating, juice and sauce, this crunchy, mildly tart apple is much like an easy-to-grow version of McIntosh. Resists scab, fire blight and cedar apple rust—the name actually refers to the breeder's quest to free the grower from endless spraying! Ripens early Oct.
  • Zone 5 - 8 (-10° F.).
  • Height 25 feet for standard, 6 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Shade Required Full sun.

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  • Botanical Name: Malus X 'Liberty'
  • Height: 25 feet for standard, 6 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Spacing: 15 - 18 feet for standard, 6 - 8 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Depth: Graft 1 - 2 inches above soil.
  • Spread: 20 feet for standard, 4 - 6 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Pollinator: Freedom, Golden Delicious, McIntosh.
  • Yield: Approximately 6 - 9 bushels at maturity for standard, 1/2 bushel for Li'l BIG.
  • Color: White.
  • Foliage: Deep green foliage.
  • Blooms: April.
  • Fruit: Medium to large, bright, shiny fruit with red blush.
  • Form: Deciduous. Rounded.
  • Flower Form: Yes.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moist soil with organic matter.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: Prune December to February. There are normally two goals when pruning an apple tree: 1. Initially on young trees to encourage a strong, solid framework 2. On mature trees to maintain shape and encourage fruit production. The best time to prune apple trees is in late Winter or very early Spring before any new growth starts.
  • Comments: Resistant to scab, fireblight, cedar-apple rust. Thin to attain good fruit size. Partially self-fruitful but produces better with another variety. 90% red blush. Spright flavor. Heavily spurred. Heavy producer. 800 chill hours. USPP = United States Plant Patent. Unable to ship to AE, AK, GU, HI, PR.

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