Freedom apple trees
- Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
- Picking season: Late
- Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
- Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
- Pollination group: 3
- Uses: Eating fresh
- Uses: Cooking
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
1-year Freedom apple trees bare-root
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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.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
Raised in the 1950s at the famous New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, and introduced in 1983.
- Picking season:
Eating fresh Cooking
- Keeping (of fruit):
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
- Pollination group:
- Pollinating others:
- Bearing regularity:
- Fruit bearing:
- Organic culture:
- General resistance:
- Cedar apple rust:
- Summer average maximum temperatures:
Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
- Country of origin:
- Period of origin:
1950 - 1999
- Fruit color: