Northern Spy Apple
Malus pumila 'Northern Spy' is a popular American multi-use dessert apple. It was raised around 1800 and introduced in 1840. Fruit is medium in size, thin skin is a green ground with red stripe, quite firm and juicy, crisp, tart and mildly sweet with a pleasant flavour. The acid notes make it a great cooking apple as well as a good blender in cider-making.
It's winter-hardiness and resistance to woolly aphids are why it has also been a mainstay rootstock in commercial orchards. It has also been frequently used in apple breeding programs.
OUR TREES HAVE BEEN GROWN ON THEIR OWN ROOTS. THEY WILL GROW TO A GOOD SIZED MEDIUM TREE.
- Uses: Eating, cooking, cider
- Pollination: PG5
- Harvest: Late May onwards
- Features: high vitamin C content, hardy, keeps well
Reference accessed 27/06/22