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Liberty Apple Tree

(44 customer reviews)


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Pollinator required to bear fruit

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Pollinator required to bear fruit

An abundant tree that performs where McIntosh won’t.

Its disease-resistant nature means it’s low-upkeep—no need to spray for apple scab, cedar apple rust, fire blight or powdery mildew. The fruit is partly yellow, with overlays of scarlet red that look so pretty on the tree. The fruit flesh is snowy and crisp, with a pleasant balance of sweet and tart. Excellent for fresh eating, cooking or canning. Keep some and use them later—storage actually improves the flavor! Originated in Geneva, New York in 1955. Cold-hardy. Ripens in September. Pollinator required: Choose any other apple variety. A licensed variety of Cornell University.


Bloom ColorWhite
Ripens HarvestSeptember
Fruit ColorRed
Fruit SizeLarge
Soil CompositionLoamy
TasteModerately Tart
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Shade LevelFull Sun
Years to Bear2-5
Bloom PeriodEarly – Mid
Hardiness Zone Range4-7

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Semi-Dwarf  3.5 – 4.5 m tall x 3.5 – 4.5 m wide (12 – 15′ tall x 12 – 15′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Semi-Dwarf 3.5 – 4.5 m (12 – 15′)

Ship Height

Semi-dwarf, Bare-root Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m tall (3-4′ tall) with a 9.5 mm (3/8″) trunk.
Supreme Semi-Dwarf EZ Start® Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m (3-4′) Tall with advanced root system in a 12.7×12.7×30.5 cm (5x5x12″) EZ Start® Pot.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a different variety within 15 meters (50 feet) for best pollination.

Recommended Pollinators: Buckeye Gala, Cortland, Empire, Royal Empire, Honeycrisp, SnowSweet, Granny Smith

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

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44 reviews for Liberty Apple Tree

  1. Mary Doyle

    Trees were in great condition upon arrival. All trees wintered well in zone 4. Trees very healthy after 1 year. Stark Bros has always been great to deal with.

  2. Daryl Jerabek

    With only one year in the ground I expect another 2, hopefully, or 3 more years before I get any apples from it. Currently it is healthy and doing well.

  3. Douglas Dillingham

    Tree did not survive the winter. It is dead. Waste of money

  4. Michaeleen Dimond

    My Liberty Apple tree did not survive the winter. My other trees ( Freedom Apple, a cherry tree and an apricot tree) all did fine. I chose Liberty because of disease resistance. I am not sure why it did not survive the winter.

  5. Polly-Alida Farrington

    Fingers crossed it keeps going. It has leaves and seems to be going strong.

  6. Thelastone Thelastone

    It arrived last Spring and subsequently went through one of the worst droughts we’ve ever seen. That little trooper this Spring has put out some of the thickest, healthiest leaves. Hanging in there.??


    Both trees arrived in good shape and were planted the next day. They have since leafed out and are looking good. Stark Bro’s NeVER disappoints! We would never buy from anyone else!

  8. David Godinho

    This sapling is still young, in its second year, but it handled a long drought last summer in its first year with almost no additional water, took a winter that went from as high as 50 to below zero within days for several freeze/thaw cycles, and still came back strong this spring. No bug issues and has a beautiful growth habit.

  9. James Kelleher

    Tree is growing well after following all instructions.

  10. Rusel Hays

    The Liberty apple is amazing. It is in an orchard with Gala, Black Arkansas, Pink Lady, Red delicious and a host of crabs. The others struggle from time to time with cedar apple rust, blight, poor fruit set but the Liberty bears heavy all the time and is disease free. Every time one of my others needs replaced, I put in another liberty.

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