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.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Liberty Apple Tree
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: New York 1962
Storage: 3 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 Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
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.