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Northern Spy
Northern Spy
Northern Spy Apple Winter. Chance seedling. East Bloomfield, NY, about 1800.

One of the most famous of all heirloom apples. Very large delectable all-purpose fruit, covered with pink and light red stripes. Very juicy and tender.

Even when the thin skin bruises, the fruit keeps extremely well. Cooks up quickly into a loose mild sauce. No need to remove the skins. Its reputation as a pie apple is more than well deserved: makes a very good single-variety pie!

Its one drawback is being slow to come into bearing, although for us it’s been worth the wait. Medium-to-large moderately vigorous long-lived tree. Good scab resistance. Leafs out late and blooms late season. Z4-6. Both Maine Grown. (3-6' trees)

Item Discounted
Price
150A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
150C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
sold out for orders received after 2/3/17
Item Discounted
Price
150A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
150C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
sold out for orders received after 2/3/17
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Additional Information

Apples

All apple trees require a second variety for pollination, but any apple or crabapple blooming at the same time, within a quarter mile, will probably do.

Planting distance depends on the rootstock:
Plant standard trees (A) 25-30' apart.
Plant Bud 118 (B) rootstocks 20-25' apart.
Plant M111 (C) rootstocks 15-20' apart.
Plant Bud 9 (D) rootstocks 5-10' apart.

Each apple variety has a climate range where it will thrive and produce its best fruit. At the end of each apple description we list a range of zones. For example, Z3-4 signifies that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 3 and 4 and that we don’t recommend it farther south even though it would be plenty hardy. Z4-6 means that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 4, 5 or 6. Although we have received reports from southern areas that some of our rarest Maine apples are thriving, we suggest you use this guide to select apples most appropriate to your area.

Varieties bearing annually are noted; others normally bear every other year. With diligent annual pruning and thinning, most apples will produce an annual crop, one heavy, the next light.

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• Click here for our interactive chart Pick the Right Apple.
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