|12.3.16 Liberty Apple Tree on M27 Rootstock.|
Despite the small size, we get a nice crop of a few dozen apples from this tree every year. If I don't thin them, they are small. Liberty is very disease resistant, and the apples are absolutely delicious.
I have grafted scion from Liberty onto a less limiting understock, but still wanted to keep this tree for more immediate reward.
I dug it, shook off as much old soil and old potting medium that remained after so many years, and re-planted in what was a squash vegetable bed this year. The new spot does not have competition from a gigantic Kwanza cherry and lawn, that were issues in the old location. This time I knew the roots should be in the best contact possible with the native soil. There was virtually no root damage. I did remove small branches that were touching the ground.
|12.3.16 Liberty Apple Tree on M27 Rootstock|
I don't think it will miss a beat. I'm hoping for a nice crop of Liberty apples, in 2017.