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Liberty Apple tree

Owner: Dan

Location:  Sechelt, BC, Canada

Age:Planted in about 2010
Age of this tree:16 years
Soil:Well drained and gravelly 
Climate at this location:Typical Pacific North West...very mild Winters and dry warm (not hot) Summers. Generally wet in Fall and Winter
Pruning:Just an annual clean-up
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Tent caterpillars. Seems to be very disease resistant.

Owner's comments

Easy to pick the ladder required. I'd call it a small tree. The fruit is great for pies and fresh eating. As a side benefit, the Dolgo crabapple (our x-pollinator) is also a really tasty fruit; great applesauce, and not bad for eating right off the tree! Our other new addition is a custom grafted Jefferis, just into its 3rd fruit yet. Jefferis is also supposed to be scab resistant, hence the addition to our garden.