New York 1962


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Liberty apple tree produces a handsome red apple, usually school box size, of the McIntosh type with a wonderful sweet/tart balance. Liberty apples are  crisper, keeps better and more heat tolerant than other McIntosh hybrids. Wonderful dessert quality when dead ripe. The Liberty apple is excellent for cooking and sweet cider too. Often cited as the best of the disease-resistant varieties. Somewhat similar to Macoun. Resistant to apple scab and mildew. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Liberty apple trees for sale.


CCOF Certified Organic:  Our apple trees (exception noted) grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, Certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO) species. Reg. #40-002449

Growing Considerations for Liberty
New York 1962

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Fresh Eating

Harvest Period: Midseason

Low Chill: Yes

Bloom Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Origin Date: 1945 and beyond

Storage: 1-2 months

Disease Resistance: Excellent

Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Feathered (prominent branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.

Basic idea for Pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...                                                             

Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

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DeeAnna Weed
4 of 5 Stars
The tree itself is disease resistant and is bearing heavily for me at a young age. Disease resistant doesn't mean insect resistant -- you still have to spray the fruit for the usual insect pests, especially apple maggot. I prune this vigorous tree in winter to head it back to a manageable height and an open shape. In northeastern Iowa, I have been picking the fruit around the first week of October. To gauge ripeness, check the seeds of the occasional apple that drops. Seeds will turn dark brown as the fruit gets close to being ripe. As you get closer to picking time, check the flavor of a small slice as well. The apples have a very good sweet-tart flavor and crisp texture if picked when ripe, but aren't as flavorful and crisp if picked a little early or late. I don't think the flavor improves during storage, so picking at the right time is important for a great tasting Liberty apple. Liberty apples are not long keepers in my experience. Keep the fruit refrigerated for best q


This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.