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Freedom
Freedom
Freedom Apple Early Fall. [NY 18492 (Macoun x Antonovka)] x NY 49821-46 [Golden Delicious x F2 26829-2-2 ((Rome x Malus floribunda 821) x (Rome x Malus floribuna 821))] NY Stn, 1983.

Very high-quality and highly disease-resistant all-purpose apple ripens in early October and keeps until New Year. Large roundish fruit almost entirely covered with bright red stripes.

Juicy firm spicy flesh. Recommended for fresh eating, sauce and juice. We still haven’t tried it in a pie.

This precocious tree is vigorous, spreading, spur-forming, productive and annually bearing. From the same breeding program that developed Liberty. Some growers like it better than Liberty. Cross made in 1958, tested for nearly 25 years before release and considered immune to scab and highly resistant to powdery mildew, cedar apple rust and fire blight. Recommended as a pollinator for other varieties. Blooms midseason. Z4-7. Maine Grown. (3-6' trees)

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Additional Information

Apples

All apple trees require a second variety for pollination, but any apple or crabapple blooming at the same time, within a quarter mile, will probably do.

Planting distance depends on the rootstock:
Plant standard trees (A) 25-30' apart.
Plant Bud 118 (B) rootstocks 20-25' apart.
Plant M111 (C) rootstocks 15-20' apart.
Plant Bud 9 (D) rootstocks 5-10' apart.

Each apple variety has a climate range where it will thrive and produce its best fruit. At the end of each apple description we list a range of zones. For example, Z3-4 signifies that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 3 and 4 and that we don’t recommend it farther south even though it would be plenty hardy. Z4-6 means that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 4, 5 or 6. Although we have received reports from southern areas that some of our rarest Maine apples are thriving, we suggest you use this guide to select apples most appropriate to your area.

Varieties bearing annually are noted; others normally bear every other year. With diligent annual pruning and thinning, most apples will produce an annual crop, one heavy, the next light.

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