Malus domestica, 1/2" diameter at sale, sourced from New York.
Liberty is the most disease resistant apple ever developed, making it an ideal backyard tree. It is winter hardy throughout Vermont and ripens in early October. The fruit is a medium to large, McIntosh type fruit with 90% red blush. The flesh is crisp, juicy, and light yellow with a sprightly flavor. It is great for eating fresh, cooking and canning and stores until February. The hardy, spreading, vigorous, productive tree bears fruit annually. It tends to set a heavy fruit load, so thinning ensures good-sized apples at maturity. It is resistant to scab, fire blight, mildew and cedar-apple rust; no spraying needed.