Double Red Northern Spy


Malus domestica Borkh.

A sport of Northern Spy having a solid, bright red flush. It was discovered in about 1895 by William S. Greene, Victor, New York, USA. 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.
1950 - 151   fingerprint   check_circle

Accession name
Double Red Northern Spy

Flowering time
11th May 10% flowering
15th May Full (80%) flowering
22nd May 90% 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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