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Liberty Apple

Liberty Apple

History: Liberty was developed by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY, in 1955 and released in 1978. It is a cross between Macoun and a Japanese crabapple (Malus floribunda), bred in hopes of achieving the disease resistance of the Japanese crabapple

Why We Grow It: The creators of Liberty were highly successful in their goal, creating one of the most disease-resistant varieties. Liberty is a favourite for organic production as a result. The fruit is bright red with sweet, creamy flesh and it stores well.

      Fruit Specs

      Recommended Use: Fresh eating, cooking, cider

      Fruit Size: Small

      Storage: Keeps until December when stored in cool, humid conditions

      Harvest: Mid October

      Cider Class (if applicable): Class: Sharp
      Sugar: Medium, SG 1.058
      Acidity: Medium, TA 6.9 g/L
      Tannins: Low
      Juice Yield: High
      *Information based on Claude Jolicoeur's The New Cidermaker's Handbook

      Growing Specs

      Canadian Hardiness Zone: 4

      Soil Preference: Sandy loam, loam, clay loam. Prefers average to moist conditions, avoid planting anywhere that floods for more than two weeks in the spring. Generally quite adaptable to different soil conditions.

      Flowering Time: Middle

      Bloom Colour: White

      Pollination Requirements: Requires a pollinator of a different apple variety that blooms around the same time

      Sun/Shade Requirements:

      Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

      General Growth Habits:

      Moderately vigorous and precocious with a spreading growth pattern, good crops, spur bearing. Resistant to quince rust and very resistant to scab, mildew, fireblight, and cedar rust.

      Shipping vs. Pick Up

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      Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

      Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

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