Knowledgebase

Apple Tree #811868

Asked September 22, 2022, 6:33 PM EDT

Hi! I'm interested in planting a second apple tree. I have one yellow delicious that is doing well: it's partially self fertile plus several neighbors have apple trees. I'd like to have my own/better source of pollination, tho. Liberty apple tree caught my eye for flavor + disease resistence as well as being available locally, but I'm confused over it's pollination needs. Different sources online list it as diploid or triploid. Since I need a pollinator for my current tree, triploid wouldn't work for me. In your experience, is Liberty a good pollinator in this situation or should I keep looking? Thank you! Carissa Henderson Salem, OR

Marion County Oregon

Expert Response

Hi Robert,

It was nice hearing from you tonight. I'm looking forward to our popcorn party (we must keep our priorities straight). Here is the article I mentioned. It's basically a book promo, but an interesting teaser:

Lynne







On Thu, 22 Sept 2022 at 18:37, Ask Extension <askextension@eduworks.com> wrote:

Hi Lynne Marie,

Question #0081798 has been assigned to you by McKenzie H.

Apple Tree

Hi! I'm interested in planting a second apple tree. I have one yellow delicious that is doing well: it's partially self fertile plus several neighbors have apple trees. I'd like to have my own/better source of pollination, tho. Liberty apple tree caught my eye for flavor + disease resistence as well as being available locally, but I'm confused over it's pollination needs. Different sources online list it as diploid or triploid. Since I need a pollinator for my current tree, triploid wouldn't work for me. In your experience, is Liberty a good pollinator in this situation or should I keep looking? Thank you! Carissa Henderson Salem, OR

From: Carissa Henderson
Submitted: 09/22/2022 6:33 PM


To view/respond to the question, please login.


Please join the Ask Extension Experts group in Connect Extension. We will use that group to post updates about Ask Extension.
This message was sent by Ask Extension. If you need help, please visit https://askhelp.extension.org/.

Lynne Marie Sullivan Replied September 23, 2022, 12:13 AM EDT
Dear Carissa,

Thank you for contacting Ask Extension about apple fertilizations. The following varieties have similar bloom times to Golden Delicious:
  • Liberty
  • Haralred
  • Freedom
  • McIntosh
  • Empire
  • Honeycrisp
  • Elstar
  • Pink Lady
I hope this information is helpful. Please write again whenever you have gardening questions.
Lynne Marie Sullivan Replied September 23, 2022, 12:18 AM EDT

Loading ...