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Redfree Apple

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Description

Top quality early apple. Fruit features smooth, glossy-red coloring with firm flesh and medium-grained, crisp texture. Sweet, sub-acid flavor ideal for fresh-eating. Start the apple season off strong! Originates from Lafayette, Indiana in 1971. Keeps for 2-3 months in proper storage. Disease-resistant to apple scab, cedar apple rust, fire blight, and mildew. Ripens early August. Pollinator required: Choose another early-mid blooming variety like with Stark® Lodi, Pristine, or Scarlet Surprise. Co-Op 13 cultivar

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Mildly Subacid
Texture Firm, Juicy, Crispy
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 12 - 15' tall x 12 - 15' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 12 - 15' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Stark Bro's Store
A good early ripening, disease resistant apple for my deer orchard.
Carson S on Feb 14, 2019
A good early ripening, disease resistant apple for my deer orchard.
Carson S on Feb 14, 2019
Does Jonafree pollinate Redfree?
JENNIFER L on Feb 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Jennifer. It does not; they are in different flowering groups.

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My Deer Will Love Them
Apple cedar rust is an issue I must prepare for. This is the earliest ripening on my list.
March 7, 2019