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Scrumptious USDA Organic Liberty Apple Tree!

  • Green Apples With Bright Red Blush & Stripes!
  • Bright, Sweet & Tart Flavor
  • Crisp Texture
  • Late-Season
  • Fragrant White Blooms
  • Pollinators Galore
  • Space-Saving Size for All Gardens
  • People Rave About the Taste!
  • Juicy Yellow Flesh
  • Vigorous Growth
  • Good Keeping Apple
  • Incredibly Disease Resistant Variety
  • Widely Adaptable
  • Requires Pollinator Partner: McIntosh, Yellow Transparent, Cortland & Zestar
  • ~800 Chill Hours

USDA Organic Liberty Apple (Malus x 'Liberty') is a late-season favorite is a reliable producer! It's also wonderfully disease resistant, and a great choice for low-spray backyard orchards. This apple tree hasn't been exposed to any chemicals and the flavor is there to prove that! You won't be able to resist its scrumptious apples!

The prolific fruit production of this Apple cultivar has reliable fruit set for years of healthy snacks and delicious desserts!

With juicy and crisp yellow flesh is sweet enough for great fresh eating. But, the flavor has enough complexity with just enough tart to hold its own in baking and ciders.

These trees provide a reliable harvest of medium-sized fruit with an excellent texture. A beautifully dark red blush covers most of the golden yellow background, and you'll enjoy the citrusy flavor.

The display is highly ornamental, from the wonderful spring flush of fragrant white blooms to the gorgeous gems dangling in the autumn, these are wonderful specimen plants! People are starting to get excited about fruiting plants, and USDA Organic Liberty Apple is a great choice!

How to Use USDA Organic Liberty Apple Tree In The Landscape

Liberty is a best-selling New York state apple but works for landscape across the country. This vigorous, healthy, hardy and productive hybrid makes a special impact in your yard.

Join the Edible Landscape movement and make your sunshine work for your family. It's great to know exactly how your fruit was grown, as well. Plant a mini orchard near a child's play structure. Watch the baby fruit develop from white flowers in spring through the finished harvest.

Use the sweet-tart fruit for a snack, or prep them with other late-season apples for a cobbler. Keep them, or sauce them. Create outstanding dried Liberty fruit leather, and you can decide how much sugar it needs. (Not much!)

Use Liberty as a focal point with a pollination partner. If you have space, let them grow to their full size and spread in a mulched garden bed. Ensure pollination by planting several Apple trees together. Add an early and mid-season variety with Liberty in a high-density planting. You'll be delighted with their good looks and a successive harvest of great-tasting fruit.

#ProPlantTips For Care

At least six hours of full sun is required for fruiting, but these apple trees will happily take full sunshine all day long. Place them where they will receive morning light for the best results.

Preferring loamy, enriched soil that has good organic matter. Be sure to plant your tree in well-drained soil. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.

Site your Liberty trees in an area that gets good air circulation. Soils must drain quickly after a rain event. Water carefully to establish new plants during their first season. Apply supplemental water during summer, when the fruit is developing.

While partially drought-tolerant, protect your investment by providing consistent moisture throughout the growing season.

Be sure to choose a site with great air circulation. Add Nature Hills Root Booster while planting for a life-long symbiotic relationship with the tiny feeder roots.

Prune to correct shape and reinforce the branching structure in late winter while your tree is dormant. Remove crossing branches to open up the canopy before new growth appears. Or, keep the trees as small as you like with annual pruning for size control each summer. It's easy to keep them pruned down to as small as 6 feet tall and wide. You'll have an easier harvest!

Liberty was developed with incredible natural disease resistance to powdery mildew, cedar apple rust, fireblight, and resistance to apple scab built-in, so you will not have to spray to prevent these problems from developing!

Hybridized by the Cornell University experiment station, this cold-hardy tree ripens late. Keep these apples for months with proper storage, and they'll sweeten up for you.

USDA Organic Liberty Apple Trees are a perfect mainstay variety for your homestead or Victory Garden. Order your very own USDA Organic Liberty Apple Tree today by going to!


Recommended Pollinators: McIntosh, Yellow Transparent, Cortland, Zestar!®


Rootstocks Explained

Apple trees have been grafted onto different rootstocks since before the mid-1800s. Different rootstocks are used to improve the anchoring of trees, eliminate diseases, and reduce the natural mature size of the tree itself. While there are many different types of rootstock, they are all labeled as being either Dwarf, Semi-Dwarf, or Standard.

The apple descriptions, including flowering, pollination, and apple characteristics are the same whether the plant is grown on a standard rootstock or some varying dwarfing rootstock. The overall size can vary by climate and soil but the understock used is ultimately what affects the mature size.

There will be some variation in sizes but as a guide, we are suggesting the overall mature size of these apple varieties are:

Semi-Dwarf Apples

  • Height: 12-18 feet
  • Spread: 10 - 15 feet

Standard Apples

  • Height 18 - 25 feet
  • Spread: 15 - 18 feet

Remember that all fruit tree sizes can easily be altered if needed by simple pruning as the trees grow and develop.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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USDA Organic Liberty Apple Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Bower and Branch
Botanical Name Malus x 'Liberty'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height Semi-Dwarf Height: 12 - 18 feet | Standard Height: 18 - 25 feet
Mature Spread Semi-Dwarf Spread: 10 - 15 feet | Standard Spread: 15 - 18 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3-5 Years
When To Prune Late Winter
Fragrant Yes