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Spartan

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1926 by R.C.Palmer at the Dominion Experiment Station, Summerland, British Columbia, Canada. Introduced in 1936. Fruits have firm, crisp, fine-textured, juicy flesh with a refreshing vinous flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
McIntosh x Yellow Newtown Pippin
Mother to:
Nova Easygro
Sports:
Hunter Spartan

Accession No.
1974 - 252

  

Accession name
Spartan 4n No.3

Accession No.
1964 - 076

  

Accession name
Spartan (compact) (10C-6-43-l)

Accession No.
1974 - 351

  

Accession name
Spartan (LA)
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Height
62.99 mm 1
Width
70.94 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

Accession No.
1967 - 080

  

Accession name
Spartan 4n (Scotland)

Accession No.
1965 - 040

  

Accession name
Spartan 4n (Sweden)

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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