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Redfree Apple is an attractive high finish red apple with field immunity to the apple scab organism. The fruit is medium size. 'Redfree' is released as a potential commercial cultivar for use as a summer dessert apple.

'Redfree' is the 6th apple cultivar developed by the cooperative apple breeding program of Illinois, Indiana and New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Stations. This apple has been widely tested in the United States and in Western Europe. It appears to have broad climatic adaptation. It is unique in summer apples in that it has firm flesh and can be held in storage up to 2 months without loss of quality or firmness. The attractive glossy red fruits (Fig. 1) do not drop easily and will remain firm and retain quality on the tree up to two weeks after maturity.

Fruit of 'Redfree' have a smooth glossy skin with 80-90% medium washed to slightly striped red on a yellow ground. The flesh is light cream. medium grained, crisp, juicy. and mild subacid. Dessert quality is good for season.

In addition to field immunity to scab, 'Redfree' appears to be immune to cedar apple rust, It has moderate to good resistance to fire blight, and powdery mildew. It is a good pollinizer with most selections tested. available on Bud 9 rootstock dwarf Pense Nursery, Inc.

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