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Liberty

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised at the New York State Agricultural Experimental Station, Geneva, New York, U.S.A. It was introduced in 1978. Fruits have crisp, juicy, slightly coarse textured flesh with a good flavour. Trees are resistant to scab, cedar apple rust, fireblight and powdery mildew.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Macoun x Purdue 54-12

Accession No.
1984 - 076

  

Accession name
Liberty
Flowering time  ›››
25th April10% flowering
28th AprilFull (80%) flowering
7th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
59.41 mm 1
Width
62.33 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
very low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register