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Liberty Apple Tree

(44 customer reviews)


Begins shipping mid-April.

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Begins shipping
early September

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

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44 reviews for Liberty Apple Tree

  1. dave brooks

    We were excited to get our Liberty Apple tree last year as we had lost one over the previous winter. This tree was to be the mate to our Freedom Apple tree which has flourished. But….again we have lost the Liberty. Is there maybe another tree that we can use for a pollinator and mate to our Freedom? So disappointed.


    I planted my freedom and liberty trees a year ago. They have grown 3 feet since last year. Very nice trees. Thank you.


    Nice shaped tree that has done well. I kept it in a large pot in the ground for the first year as I wanted it a little larger before I planted it and it has done well both in the pot and now this year in the ground.


    bought 2 liberty apple trees last year and they have really put on some great growth! pleased with the quality of this variety of apple tree


    The tree arrived in good condition. It was pruned well and well shaped. In two years it beared eight perfect apples. No disease and I have not sprayed for insects.


    Ask me in a year or two whether it is a good apple.

  7. Ryan Ryan

    Arrived in good shape. Still thriving and growing well in second year!


    Very good varieties. Though I was a little disappointed that they seem to be a favorite of Japanese beetles.


    not as happy as some of the others…seem a little week but started well this spring


    Great tree! Thanks for carrying it. I do think you should sell in dwarf.Also, you should tell the buyer what the root stock is. It should not be kept a secret.

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