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Loop Spy


Malus domestica Borkh.

A tetraploid bud mutation of Northern Spy. It was discovered in 1925 in an orchard of A.I. Loop, North East, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Fruits are larger, softer and more subject to bitter pit than its parent.

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

Accession No.
1974 - 262


Accession name
Loop Spy (654)
Flowering time  ›››
11th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
22nd 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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