Liberty is a cross of Macoun x Purdue 54-12 bred at the New York Agricultural Station in Geneva, first released to the public in 1972. This variety is extremely disease resistant, and perfect for home growers that do not want to spray.
The apple is large and with a red blush covering nearly all of yellow fruit, sweet, crisp and juicy. It is perfect for fresh-eating or for a sweet cider apple.
The tree is vigorous, easy to grow, and naturally takes a good shape. Resistant to fireblight and powdery mildew, highly resistant to scab and Cedar Apple Rust. Heavy fruit sets require thinning. Liberty is the backbone of any organic orchard. Ready to harvest around September 20 in upstate New York. Flavor develops over one month of storage.