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.
King Apple, King's Apple, Severnui Razvedchik, Severnui Shpion, Spaeher des Nordens, Spaher des Nordens, Spy
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)
Double Red Northern Spy
Hunter Kinkead Spy
Kinkead Red Spy
Broad globose conical 2
70.00 mm 2
81.00 mm 2
Green yellow 2
very low 2
13th May 10% flowering
17th May Full (80%) flowering
24th May 90% petal fall
Mid October 1
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register