Very high-quality and highly disease-resistant all-purpose apple ripens in early October and keeps until around New Years. Large roundish fruit almost entirely covered with bright red stripes. Juicy, firm and spicy flesh. Recommended for fresh eating, sauce and juice. This precocious tree is vigorous, spreading, spur-forming, productive and annually bearing. From the same breeding program that developed Liberty.
Cross made in 1958, tested for nearly 25 years before release and named for its “freedom” from scab, powdery mildew, cedar apple rust and fire blight. Blooms midseason. Z4. Maine Grown. (Semi-dwarf: 2½–5' bare-root trees)
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