Malus domestica 'Liberty'
Variety description: McIntosh type apple with crisp flesh. Very vigorous tree considered resistant to scab, cedar apple rust, fire blight and powdery mildew. Productive. From the breeding program at the Agriculture Experiment Station in Geneva, NY. Introduced in 1978.
Grafted onto dwarf Geneva 41, a blight resistant and productive rootstock. Trees require staking. Good for training into an espalier. Trees are 35-40% of standard or about 8-12' at maturity.
Site requirements: Full sun location. Apples will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Soil pH of 6.5 is ideal.
Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 3' tall with strong central leader.
When we ship: Available for FALL 2016 shipping. Potted plants also available at the nursery this spring.
Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to Canada.
Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.