An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
Redfree Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
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.
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Subcategory: Disease-Resistant, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: cream
Parentage: Raritan x PRI 1018-9
Introduced in: 1981
Introduced by: Purdue, Rutgers, and Illinois universities
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Aug 25 (approximate, in New York State) 21 days before McIntosh
Diseases & Pests
Apple Scab: Immune
Cedar-Apple Rust: Very Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Redfree Apple. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.
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|Wolf River Apple||0|
|Williams' Pride Apple||0|
|Wickson Crab Apple||0|
|White Winter Pearmain Apple||0|
|Virginia Crab Apple||0|
|Spitzenburg Esopus Apple||0|
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