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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.

Why buy a Standard Deluxe or Li'l Big Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula and a premium tree guard to protect the trunk for gnawing pests, weed trimmers and mowers. Li'l-BIG™ Deluxe fruit trees also include our innovative tree support, recommended for all Li'l-BIG trees.

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  • 12958
  • Standard 2-4 ft.-1 tree
  • $29.99
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  • $36.99
  • 66079
  • Li'l-BIG 2-3 ft.-1 tree per offer
  • $41.99
  • 65759
  • Li'l-BIG Deluxe-1 tree per offer
  • $51.99
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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.
  • Light Required: 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.
  • Zone: 5 - 8 (-10° F.).
  • 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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