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Libery Apple Tree

The First True Low-Spray Apple
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Libery Apple Tree

Description
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. Zones 5-8.

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.

Product Details
  • FormDeciduous, rounded.
  • LightFull Sun
  • HeightStandard: 20-25 feet. Reachables: 6-8 feet. Reachables tree heights will vary some based on location, soil, light, temperature, and other environmental factors.
  • SpreadStandard: 15-20 feet.
  • SpacingStandard: 15-18 feet. Reachables: 6-10 feet.
  • Zones5 - 8 (-10° F.)
  • FoliageDeep green foliage.
  • Flower FormWhite blossoms.
  • ColorWhite.
  • BloomsApril
  • FruitMedium to large, bright, shiny fruit with red blush.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, moist soil with organic matter.
  • Growth RateMedium growth rate.
  • PruningPrune in late winter/early spring, while trees are still dormant. 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, maximize sun exposure and encourage fruit production. You will also want to remove any suckers coming from the rootstock. Unwanted shoots and suckers can be removed at any time. Also remove any crossed, crowded or inward-growing limbs in late winter or very early sprin
  • PollinatorFreedom, Golden Delicious, McIntosh.
  • CommentsResistant 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.
  • YieldStandard: Approximately 6-9 bushels -- Reachables: 3/4 - 1 bushel
  • Botanical NameMalus domestica 'Liberty'
  • DepthLocate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system. The graft should be about 2 inches above the soil surface.

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