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Fruit ripening time: May - June


Northern Spy is much tarter than many popular varieties, with a characteristic subacid flavour. The creamy-yellow coloured flesh is hard, crisp and mildly sweet, with a rich aromatic flavour.


Large size apple, with a yellow-green background and red flush.


A hardy and vigorous tree, with a tendency towards biannual cropping.


Uses: Used in cider blends. Useful for baking and will keep its shape when cooked. Excellent keeping qualities. Also useful as a rootstock. 


Tree Size: 

Dwarf: Can be kept to 1.5 m and grown in containers. Must be staked.


Semi-dwarf: 3 - 5 m tall, depending on shape 


Pollinators: Akané, Braeburn, Brown's Apple, Democrat, Esopus Spitzenburg, Gala, Golden Delicious, Improved Foxwhelp,splendou Kingston Black, Pine Gold Pippin, Splendour, Stoke Red, Tydeman's Early Worcester, Yarlington Mill, and late white flowering Crabapples, especially ioensis Plena.


Flowering Group 5

Northern Spy


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