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Northern Spy

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

First grown in the seedling orchard of Heman Chapin, at East Bloomfield, New York, USA from seed brought from Salisbury, Connecticut, USA. It was raised in about 1800 and introduced in 1840. Fruits have fairly firm, juicy, sweet flesh with a pleasant flavour. This variety is resistant to woolly aphis and has been used as a parent in the breeding of resistant rootstocks and varieties.

Synonyms:
King Apple, King's Apple, Severnui Razvedchik, Severnui Shpion, Spaeher des Nordens, Spaher des Nordens, Spy
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Paramor)
Mother to:
Sandow
Sunrise
Emilia
Thurso
Ascot
Galton
Glenton
Spiza
Father to:
Pewaukee
Ontario
Sports:
Crimson Spy
Double Red Northern Spy
Hunter Kinkead Spy
Kinkead Red Spy
Loop Spy
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
large 2
Height
70.00mm 2
Width
81.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Pink 2
Russet
very low 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1951 - 102

  

Accession name
Northern Spy
Flowering time  ›››
13th May10% flowering
17th MayFull (80%) flowering
24th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register