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Malus x domestica 'Northern Spy'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: x domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Northern Spy

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Height:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Pollination:
Unknown - Tell us

Rootstock Vigor:
Unknown - Tell us

Bearing Habit:
Unknown - Tell us

Disease Resistance:
Resistant to Cedar-Apple Rust

Fruit Usage:
Dessert
Culinary

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral strange2u On Sep 2, 2012, strange2u from Hinsdale, IL wrote:

a heirloom apple higher in vitamin C than most apples

Positive Big_Red On Dec 13, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Also known as: Northern Spice, Spy.

"A superb apple of Northern heritage which attains its greatest potential as a mountain grown apple. When grown in warmer areas it lacks the crispness and flavor of fruit grown in cooler regions. The apple originated about 1800 in East Bloomfield, New York and soon became popular throughout the United States. Fruit is a good keeper and an excellent cooker. Also great as a fresh picked fruit with a spicy, aromatic flavor. Large, roundish fruit with smooth, thin, dark red skin. The clean, white flesh is fine-grained, tender, crisp and juicy. An excellent keeper which ripens in October."

Very popular in Northern New England.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Kingfield, Maine
Traverse City, Michigan
Salisbury, New Hampshire
West Newton, Pennsylvania



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