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Fruit tree comparisons



Apple tree
Northern Spy

Northern Spy is a popular late-season American heirloom apple variety which stores well.
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Using


Apple tree
Northern Spy
Picking seasonVery late
UsesEating fresh
Culinary
Juice
Traditional cooker
CroppingHeavy
Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
Flavor style (apples)Aromatic
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
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Growing


Apple tree
Northern Spy
Gardening skillAverage
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Pollination group5
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
VigourVigorous
PrecocitySlow to start bearing
Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
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Disease resistance


Apple tree
Northern Spy
General resistancePoor
FireblightVery susceptible
Cedar apple rustSome susceptibility
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Climate


Apple tree
Northern Spy
Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
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Identification


Apple tree
Northern Spy
Country of originUnited States
Period of origin1800 - 1849
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