Freedom apple trees

Freedom
  • Picking season: Late
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Gardening skill: Easy
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3

Freedom is a modern disease-resistant apple variety, and it is so-named because it offers growers freedom from apple scab and many other common diseases of apples. A unique feature of Freedom is that it has two different forms of scab resistance, partly from the well-known resistant crab-apple Malus floribunda, and partly from the Antonovka apple variety which also has proven scab resistance. Experience from growers since its introduction has generally borne-out the claims for disease-resistance.

Of course disease-resistance is only any use if the apple tastes good. Fortunately Freedom inherits many of its characteristics from Macoun, a proven McIntosh-style red apple, versatile for eating fresh and baking.

Freedom apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height
Price
Quantity
1-year Freedom apple trees bare-root
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Freedom apple trees bare-root
Large (10ft-14ft) mature height
$29.00

We are between seasons at the moment. You can pre-order trees now for delivery when the new season starts (fall for warmer zones, or next spring), you won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.


How to grow

If you want to grow your apple trees without spraying then Freedom is a good choice, as it has excellent scab-resistance and considerable resistance to all the other mainstream diseases of apples.

Freedom produces a vigorous tree, which fruits early in its life.

Historical details

Raised in the 1950s at the famous New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, and introduced in 1983.

Freedom characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Uses: Eating fresh Cooking

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • Organic culture: Suitable

Problems

  • Disease resistance: Good

Climate

  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Red striped