$19.95 – $34.95
Liberty apple tree is a fast-growing grafted apple tree that is probably the most widely planted standard-size apple tree for deer. This tree has excellent disease resistance, produced heavily and annually. Liberty apple tree is a vigorous, fast-growing apple tree that is immune to most common diseases, including apple scab and cedar apple rust. The fruit from liberty apple drops from mid-September through mid-October in the NorthEast. This tree will reach a mature height of 20’+. Plant Hardiness zone 4-8
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Liberty Apple Tree
The Liberty apple tree for sale is a fast-growing grafted apple tree that is probably the most widely planted standard-size apple tree for deer. This tree has excellent disease resistance and produces apples heavily and annually. Liberty apple tree is immune to most common apple tree diseases, including apple scab and cedar apple rust. The fruit from Liberty apple drops from mid-September through into October. Plant Hardiness zone 4-8
The Liberty apple is made by using plant tissue from the original tree and attaching it to the new roots. This essentially is giving you an identical tree to the one you see in the picture and description.
2-3′ ( 3/8” dia.) Liberty apple trees will have a good root system. They will be whips around 3′ high with a trunk diameter of 3/8”.
3-5′ ( 1/2” dia.) Liberty apple trees will have a good root system with some possible branching but will mainly be whips. They will range in height between 3′ to 5′ with a trunk diameter of around 1/2”.
4-6′ (+ 1/2” dia.) Liberty apple trees will have an extensive root system and typically have multiple branches, but many will be solid whips as we prune growth below 4′. They will range in height between 4′ and 6′ with a trunk diameter of 1/2” to 3/4”.
2 yr old 4-6′ (+5/8”dia.) Liberty apple trees will have an excellent root system with a diameter of 5/8”+ above the graft. Many will be branched, but they will have a shipping height of around 5′ to fit in a 66” box. They are two-year-old trees budded on M-111 roots.
The rootstock that Liberty Apple is grafted to is extremely cold, hardy, and vigorous. This Rootstock is an excellent choice for wildlife trees because it produces a full-size 20’ to 30’ tree. Producing a full-size tree for wildlife means much more fruit on a given tree. Malus Dolgo rootstock will develop deep ”Real roots” making it extremely well anchored, penetrating well into the subsoil, pulling up lost nutrients, and making Malus Doglo rootstock very drought tolerant. Making Malus Dolgo an all-around great rootstock for wildlife plantings.
This standard-size rootstock is adaptable to many soil types and conditions. Especially when planting in less desirable locations. Therefore, its full vigor can be used in areas that were once wooded and are now food plots, reclaimed land, shale mountain soil, dryer uplands, and ridges. Malus Dolgo rootstock will also perform very well in improved soil in an orchard-style setting. We are only grafting onto the most vigorous Malus Dolgo roots grown in a given year. When grafting onto the top 30% of seedlings grown, you get a rootstock about 40% more vigorous tree than many clonal stocks used for wildlife trees today. Malus dolgo is a crabapple rootstock and is very precocious, with many trees producing very quickly. Making Malus Dolgo an all-around great rootstock for wildlife plantings.
You can also select to have Liberty grafted on EMLA 111, a clonal rootstock. This rootstock will reach a mature height of around 20′, anchors well, and grows well from zone 4b-8
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIBERTY APPLE
Plant at least two different apple or crabapple varieties within proximity to Liberty apple for pollination. Grams Gift, Chestnut, and Dolgo crabapple all are excellent pollinators for Liberty Apple. Plant your tree in moist, well-drained soil with a pH between 5.8 and 7 and adequate nutrient levels for optimal growth.
If you have not completed a soil test, click here and improve your soil I would highly recommend doing so. However, if you are not going to, I would recommend mixing 1 ounce for every 3 sq ft of 0-20-20 granular fertilizer in your soil at the time of planting. The first number tells you the percentage of nitrogen contained in the fertilizer. Nitrogen applied directly to the tree’s roots will cause your tree’s death. Make sure the first number is zero.
Nitrogen is very mobile in the soil, and you can apply a small of nitrogen the following year. The 2nd and 3rd numbers are Phosphorus and Potassium. Apply these two nutrients at or well before the time of planting. Because they are immobile, they must be mixed in through the soil. We recommend completing a soil test and making amendments for the best results. We recommend applying 1 lb of 10-10-10 for every inch of diameter in the following year’s spring and each year after planting.
Liberty Apple requires 6 hours of sunlight for growth and fruit production. Space trees 20′ apart and use cages of at least 5’ to protect your trees. This will ensure your deer eat your fruit in a few years, not your trees this year.
Shipping to Plant Hardiness zones 2 – 8 Spring shipping will begin again in mid-March on Mondays as temperatures in my area allow and continue until the last Monday in April.
Dormant bare-root trees need to be planted in the spring while trees in your area are still dormant. You can select your ship date at checkout. If you are picking up your trees, typically, the first week in April is perfect for planting in Pennsylvania. Please call or message me to make an appointment to pick your trees up.
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|Dimensions||58 × 2.30 × 2.30 in|
2-3' (3/8'' dia.), 3-5' (1/2'' dia.), 4-6' (+1/2'' dia.), 2-yr old 4-6' (+5/8''dia.)
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