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Liberty Apple tree

Owner: Gil

Location:  Snohomish, WASHINGTON, United States

Age:Planted in about 2011
Age of this tree:10 years
Soil:Clayloam 
Climate at this location:Dry summer and rainy winter, median average high 65, low 40
Pruning:None yet, but scionwood
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Apple maggot and codling moth

Owner's comments

Excellent Macintosh type for the rainy northwest. So early this yesr...everything was 2 to weeks early.

Season records for this tree

  • 2015

    Spring blossom: 17 April
    Harvest: 1st week September  250kg / 550lbs
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Apple maggot is our worst pest besides rabbits and voles. This year AM was ~20%. AM ruins the fruit. Another Liberty tree closer to our )resting which is a magnet to AM was 80% affected, meaning 80% for cider.
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