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Similkameen Nurseries Ltd.

Apple "Northern Spy"

Regular price $46.26 CAD
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Rootstock Descriptions and Information

Order fulfilment occurs after harvest between April 1st - April 30th

Northern Spy

Perfect All-in-One-Tree

            [Acid-medium/high; Sugar-medium/high; Tannin-low]

Fresh, Culinary, Cider

Crisp, Sweet, Aromatic

Physical Attributes:
  • Shape: Medium-large, conical with slight ribbing
  • Skin: Green background with significant red flush. The thin skin can bruise easily
  • Flesh: Cream-coloured, firm, fine-grained and crunchy

          Crisp, rich baked apple aromas with a powerful, well-balanced apple flavour.

Neat History:

          First identified in East Bloomfield, NY c1800. In an exciting twist of modern politics, Senator Joseph McCarthy was sent a box of “Northern Spy” apples by the Toronto Globe and Mail in 1953 as a response to allegations of communist spies in Canada.

Growing Attributes:
  • Precocity: Late
  • Vigour: Quite vigorous, strong and large branches, upright or pyramidal
  • Disease Tolerance: Poor
  • Zone Hardiness: 4 (Map Link)
  • Pollination Group: IV (Chart) (Diploid, Self-Fertile)
  • Cropping: Biennial tendency
  • Picking Season: Late October
  • Storage: 3-6 months
  • Special Care: Used for rootstock, especially with its aphid resistance. Partial tip-bearing


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