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Redfree
Redfree
Redfree Apple Summer. Coop 13 [PRI 2175-7=(Raritan x PRI 1018-101)] PRI Coop, 1981.

One of the only summer apples you can call crisp. Medium-sized round solid purpley-red fruit with indistinct darker red stripes and a green spot around the stem. Not as purple as Liberty or even McIntosh.

Firm sweet crisp juicy apple ripens mid-late August in central Maine. Recommended. Excellent fresh eating and creamy thick coarse sweet applesauce. Keeps two weeks on the counter or two months in cold storage.

Part of the second wave of disease-resistant scab-immune releases from the PRI breeding program. Becoming rather popular in Maine, it turns up in smaller commercial orchards and here and there in farmers’ markets.

Vigorous somewhat upright habit. Scab immune. Blooms midseason. Z4-6. 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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