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Liberty Apple tree

Owner: Jessica

Location:  Gatineau, QUEBEC, Canada

Age:Planted in about 2015
Age of this tree:10 years
Soil:Loam. 
Climate at this location:USDA 4. Lows around -28 celcius. Summer high of around 30 celcius. Dramatic temperature fluctuations in winter and spring.
Tree form:Standard
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Apple maggot, plum curculio, coddling moth, japanese beetles.

Season records for this tree

  • 2017

    Spring blossom: 13 May
    Harvest: 3rd week October
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Mild attack
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Very nice texture. Sweet, but the acidity is stronger. Not very aromatic. Juicy. Very easy to grow, but insect magnet.