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Crimson Spy

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to be a bud mutation of Northern Spy having an almost solid crimson skin. Originated in Ontario, Canada and introduced in 1931. Fruits have firm, fine-textured, juicy flesh with a sweet and pleasant flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sport of Northern Spy

Accession No.
1967 - 065


Accession name
Crimson Spy
Flowering time  ›››
14th May10% flowering
17th MayFull (80%) flowering
23rd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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