Skip to main content.

Copyright Information

You may use and re-use the information featured on this website (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence.

Spencer

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1926 by R.C.Palmer at the Dominion Experiment Station, Summerland, British Columbia, Canada. Introduced in 1959. Fruits have firm, crisp, fine-textured, juicy flesh with a sweet, pleasant and slightly vinous flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
McIntosh x Golden Delicious
Shape
Ellipsoid 2
Size
medium-large 2
Height
65.00mm 2
Width
69.50mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
low-medium 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Russet
low 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1963 - 107

  

Accession name
Spencer
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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