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Liberty Apple Tree
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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. Zones 5-8.

Now available in Reachables size! A Reachables tree produces full-sized fruits, but on a smaller tree. That makes it easier to fit into your garden, orchard—or even a container. Thanks to state-of-the-art rootstock technology, these trees stay manageable allowing one person to prune, spray, net and harvest the tree—all while standing on the ground. No ladders required! Note: Because their full-sized fruits grow on smaller trees, Reachables require a tree support.

Why buy a Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. of Fruit-Boost™ Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties (see video below), a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers, and a copy of Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit—How to Make $10,000 in Your Spare Time.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

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  • 12958
  • Standard 2-4' tree
  • $34.99
  • 62528
  • Standard Deluxe
  • $42.99
  • 62529
  • Reachables® 2-4' tree
  • $46.99
  • 62530
  • Reachables® Deluxe
  • $54.99
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  • Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Liberty'
  • Height: Standard: 20-25 feet. Reachables: 6-8 feet. Reachables tree heights will vary some based on location, soil, light, temperature, and other environmental factors.
  • Spacing: Standard: 15-18 feet. Reachables: 6-10 feet.
  • Depth: Locate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system. The graft should be about 2 inches above the soil surface.
  • Spread: Standard: 15-20 feet.
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Freedom, Golden Delicious, McIntosh.
  • Yield: Standard: Approximately 6-9 bushels -- Reachables: 3/4 - 1 bushel
  • Color: White.
  • Foliage: Deep green foliage.
  • Blooms: April
  • Fruit: Medium to large, bright, shiny fruit with red blush.
  • Zone: 5 - 8 (-10° F.)
  • Form: Deciduous, rounded.
  • Flower Form: White blossoms.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moist soil with organic matter.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: Prune in late winter/early spring, while trees are still dormant. 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, maximize sun exposure and encourage fruit production. You will also want to remove any suckers coming from the rootstock. Unwanted shoots and suckers can be removed at any time. Also remove any crossed, crowded or inward-growing limbs in late winter or very early sprin
  • 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.

Planting Success: Step by Step

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