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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. Ron Edwards

    I had already planted this tree from another nursery. That tree was described as the same size and caliber so I knew what to expect from Stark Bro’s. What I got was a much larger bare root tree from Starks. For example, the 3/8″ trunk equaled 3/4 above graft out of the box. Second, the tree I got had been pruned down to just under 48″, If it hadn’t I’m pretty sure it would have been 6’Man, I’m just glad their tape measure is wrong!No really, this is the second order I’ve made from Stark Bro’s and I believe I have the obligation to convey, they have exceeded my out of box expectation both times. Thanks Stark Bro’s


    The tree never fails to produce abundance of sweet tender juicy apples. The resistance to common apple diseases is a plus especially fire blight which has become a problem in the area due ornamental pear trees on neighboring properties that are infected year after year.

  3. Charles Wardlow

    My four 2nd year apple trees from Starks continue to do well. Happy with my purchases.

  4. Kate Peterson

    This is a beautiful tree, growing very quickly and looking wonderfully healthy! I planted it just last Spring and am thrilled with how much it has grown already.

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