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Freedom Apple on G.890 (Spring 2023)


A beautiful, disease-resistant dessert apple that is easy to grow.

Freedom from scab! This spreading tree is highly resistant to scab and moderately resistant to fireblight, cedar-apple rust, all types of canker, and mildew. It is precocious, productive, vigorous, and hardy. A great choice for the home orchardist or the organic grower, Freedom is very easy to grow.

This mid-late season apple is beautiful, medium-large, and almost completely colored red over a yellow background. The flesh is firm, crisp, and juicy, with a sweet, sprightly flavor. This is a multi-use apple; it is good for fresh eating, baking, and sauce, and it will store well for up to three months.

Freedom was developed at the breeding station in Geneva, NY and released in 1983. It is the offspring of two breeding selections, one of which has Macoun, Antonovka, and McIntosh in its parentage, while the other has Golden Delicious, Rome, and Malus floribunda. The combination of Antonovka and Malus floribunda gives Freedom a double dose of genetic scab resistance, and the breeders actually did name the apple for its "freedom" from this affliction.

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Freedom from scab! This spreading tree is highly resistant to scab and moderately resistant to fireblight, cedar-apple rust, all types of canker, and mildew. It is precocious, productive, vigorous, and hardy. A great choice for the home orchardist or the organic grower, Freedom is very easy to grow.

This mid-late season apple is beautiful, medium-large, and almost completely colored red over a yellow background. The flesh is firm, crisp, and juicy, with a sweet, sprightly flavor. This is a multi-use apple; it is good for fresh eating, baking, and sauce, and it will store well for up to three months.

Freedom was developed at the breeding station in Geneva, NY and released in 1983. It is the offspring of two breeding selections, one of which has Macoun, Antonovka, and McIntosh in its parentage, while the other has Golden Delicious, Rome, and Malus floribunda. The combination of Antonovka and Malus floribunda gives Freedom a double dose of genetic scab resistance, and the breeders actually did name the apple for its "freedom" from this affliction.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

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

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: cream

Fruit Origins

Parentage: NY 18492 x NY 49821-46
Origin: Geneva, NY
Introduced in: 1983
Introduced by: NYSAES

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 7
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Oct 20 (approximate, in New York State) + 35 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.890 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (60% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 18'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Very Resistant
Perennial Canker: Resistant
Anthracnose Canker and Bull's-eye Rot: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Fireblight: Resistant
Cedar-Apple Rust: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (60% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Freedom Apple on G.890. 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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Centennial Crab Apple on G.890 2023 28
Crimson® Topaz CV. Apple on G.890 2023 20
Fortune Apple Apple on G.890 2023 10
Northland Crab Apple on G.890 2023 9
Pixie Crunch® Apple on G.890 2023 6
Fuji, Beni Shogun Apple on G.890 2023 5
Harry Masters Jersey Apple on B.9 / MM.111 2023 4

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