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Redfree Apple Scionwood (Spring 2021)


An attractive, disease-resistant summer apple, perfect for the back yard. Also known as Co-op 13.

Very disease resistant and adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions, this upright and vigorous tree is perfect for the beginner grower or the organic gardener. It is field immune to apple scab and resistant to all other major apple diseases. Redfree will produce reliably annual crops of attractive, red apples.

Ripening toward the end of August in upstate NY, this summer apple is medium sized, glossy red over yellow, and crisp. The flavor is mild and subacid. The fruit will both hold to the tree for a couple of weeks after ripening and store for up to two months after harvest. As an added benefit for the home grower, the ripening season of Redfree is spread out, requiring several pickings.

Redfree comes from the breeding program at Rutgers, Purdue, and Illinois Universities. Bred specifically for disease resistance, this cultivar has Wealthy, Jonathan, Rome Beauty, and Malus floribunda in its ancestry.

Volume Pricing

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Quantity Redfree Apple Scion
1 $12.50
2-5 $7.50
6-10 $6.50
11-99 $5.50
100+ $4.50

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$13.50 ea.

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Clean vs Regular

Clean = virus-free in lab tests, suggested for grafting with some of the Geneva rootstocks, especially G.16 and G.935. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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Very disease resistant and adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions, this upright and vigorous tree is perfect for the beginner grower or the organic gardener. It is field immune to apple scab and resistant to all other major apple diseases. Redfree will produce reliably annual crops of attractive, red apples.

Ripening toward the end of August in upstate NY, this summer apple is medium sized, glossy red over yellow, and crisp. The flavor is mild and subacid. The fruit will both hold to the tree for a couple of weeks after ripening and store for up to two months after harvest. As an added benefit for the home grower, the ripening season of Redfree is spread out, requiring several pickings.

Redfree comes from the breeding program at Rutgers, Purdue, and Illinois Universities. Bred specifically for disease resistance, this cultivar has Wealthy, Jonathan, Rome Beauty, and Malus floribunda in its ancestry.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Disease-Resistant, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: cream

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Raritan x PRI 1018-9
Origin: Indiana
Introduced in: 1981
Introduced by: Purdue, Rutgers, and Illinois universities

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Aug 25 (approximate, in New York State) - 21 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Immune
Cedar-Apple Rust: Very Susceptible
Fireblight: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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