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Liberty Apple tree

Owner: John

Location:  New Market, TN/JEFFERSON, United States

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:M.7
Soil:clayey 
Climate at this location:temperate
Pruning:yup
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Chemical treatments
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:fireblight

Owner's comments

Don't let anyone tell you Liberty is Fireblight immune. It is NOT. It normally won't kill the tree but it does get it. Also, do NOT put Liberty on any rootstock as vigorous as M. 7. Go for MM. 106 or smaller. It is far too vigorous for a strong soil and stock. I am going to chop all my Liberty down on M.7 and keep only my Liberty on G.16.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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