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Liberty Apple

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.

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. It's also easier to manage than full-sized trees. One person can prune, spray, net and harvest the tree—all while standing on the ground. 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. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties, 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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  • Price
  • 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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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Liberty'
  • Height: Standard: 25 feet
  • Spacing: Standard: 15 - 18 feet -- Reachables: 6 - 10 feet
  • Depth: Locate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system.
  • Spread: Standard: 20 feet
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Freedom, Golden Delicious, McIntosh.
  • Yield: Standard: Approximately 6 - 9 bushels
  • 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 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.

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