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Fruit tree comparison - Northern Spy
Apple trees

Northern Spy

Northern Spy is a popular late-season American heirloom apple variety which stores well.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Heavy
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 5
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Large
Precocity? Slow to start bearing
Bearing regularity? Biennial tendency
Fruit bearing? Partial tip-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening


Picking season? Very late
Use / keeping? 3 months or more
Flavour quality? Very good
Flavour style Aromatic

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Poor


Country of origin United States
Period of origin 1800 - 1849
Fruit colour Red / Green
Leaf colour Green