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Liberty Apple

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Description

A prolific bearer that excels where McIntosh won’t. Tree is low-maintenance due to its natural disease resistance to apple scab, cedar apple rust, fire blight, and powdery mildew. Fruit has a yellow background with attractive red overtones, a crisp white flesh, and a harmonious sweet-tart taste. Perfect for fresh-eating, cooking, canning, or keeping — proper storage improves the flavor! Cold-hardy. Ripens in early September. Best pollinators: Cortland, Freedom, or Starkspur® UltraMac™. A licensed variety of Cornell University.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Moderately Tart
Texture Crisp
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 7
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Disease resistance, Cornell growers guide recommendation for my area
Herschel B on Jun 12, 2016
Love the flavor of the Macintosh apple and bc of its disease resistance. We have prentiful cedars in our area.
Pam B on Jun 9, 2016
Disease resistance, Cornell growers guide recommendation for my area
Herschel B on Jun 12, 2016
Resistant to juniper rust
Lois T on Jun 11, 2016
Love the flavor of the Macintosh apple and bc of its disease resistance. We have prentiful cedars in our area.
Pam B on Jun 9, 2016
We chose this apple due to it's complete versatility in using fresh, baking, preserving, and juicing
Stephanie B on May 28, 2016
Disease resistance
JOHN G on May 24, 2016
Hope for easy growing and resistance to disease
Gabriele d on May 18, 2016
My friend grafts these and Freedoms and likes them a lot. Great for Northern. KY.
PATRICK S on May 10, 2016
I like to mix these with Jonathan to make a savory re apple sauce.
Annette F on Apr 29, 2016
Hoping that it will be resistant to Cedar Apple Rust which decimates my other apple trees
Stephanie L on Apr 3, 2016
Fire blight resistant variety
Daniel M on Mar 29, 2016
Fireblight resistance.
STEPHEN AND DONNA K on Mar 25, 2016
I chose this variety for it's disease resistance.
Matt O on Feb 25, 2016
Grows well without spray in my area.
Regina S on Feb 17, 2016
cedar apple rust resistance
JAMES T on Feb 17, 2016
Resistant to juniper rust
Lois T on Jun 11, 2016
We chose this apple due to it's complete versatility in using fresh, baking, preserving, and juicing
Stephanie B on May 28, 2016
Would ornamental crab apple trees serve OK as cross pollinators for the Liberty Apple?
Lea K on Feb 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Since ornamental crabapple trees tend to have an early and prolonged bloom period, they make excellent pollinators for other types of apple trees. A crabapple tree is a great pollen source for your Liberty Apple tree!
What is the best way to prune the liberty dwarf apple tree? We have had it for around 5 years. Some of the branches are staring to reach out. I have turned a few branches.
Bill M on Jun 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Bill, We bought a Liberty semi-dwarf tree. I read on the Internet that pruning a dwarf tree is only a little bit different so all I can do is refer you back to Stark Bros website: http://www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/article/successful-tree-pruning/. I would try calling Stark for guidance. Also you can search the Internet for tips about pruning dwarf apple trees. Good luck. We love our Liberty. It bloomed this year and has a couple apples which is mighty soon for produce since we just received it from Stark last year!

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more bang for your buck!
I had already planted this tree from another nursery. That tree was described as the same size and caliber so I knew what to expect from Stark Bro's. What I got was a much larger bare root tree from Starks. For example, the 3/8" trunk equaled 3/4 above graft out of the box. Second, the tree I got had been pruned down to just under 48", If it hadn't I'm pretty sure it would have been 6'
Man, I'm just glad their tape measure is wrong!

No really, this is the second order I've made from Stark Bro's and I believe I have the obligation to convey, they have exceeded my out of box expectation both times. Thanks Stark Bro's
May 18, 2016
Great tree! Thanks for carrying it. I do think you should sell in dwarf.
Also, you should tell the buyer what the root stock is. It should not be kept a secret.
May 19, 2016
Purchased
4 months ago
Lovely Libery Semi-dwarf appple tree
The tree arrived in good condition. It was pruned well and well shaped. In two years it beared eight perfect apples. No disease and I have not sprayed for insects.
June 17, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
My apple trees 2nd year and all's well
My four 2nd year apple trees from Starks continue to do well. Happy with my purchases.
May 15, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
good apple variety
Very good varieties. Though I was a little disappointed that they seem to be a favorite of Japanese beetles.
June 3, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
2nd spring
Arrived in good shape. Still thriving and growing well in second year!
June 3, 2016
Growing by leaps and bounds!
This is a beautiful tree, growing very quickly and looking wonderfully healthy! I planted it just last Spring and am thrilled with how much it has grown already.
May 12, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Liberty Apple
not as happy as some of the others...seem a little week but started well this spring
May 21, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago