Redfree is a medium-sized, early season apple. It is juicy with mild flavor, and stores better than many early season varieties.
Discovered: 1966, Indiana (released 1981)
Parentage: Raritan x unnamed
Harvest: Early Season
Redfree was developed for disease resistance by the University of Illinois, Purdue University, and Rutgers University (PRI) joint apple-breeding program, and released commercially in 1981. The original seedling was planted in 1966 in a breeding orchard of the Indiana Experiment Station, Lafayette, Indiana. The seedling resulted from crossing an earlier scab immune seedling and Raritan, a rare, sweet apple.