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Northern Spy Apple

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Malus domestica 'Northern Spy'

Northern Spy has thin skin and very crisp delicious flesh with a sweet/tart flavor prized for cooking and fresh eating. It is among the best keepers. It is winter hardy. These outstanding qualities make many people throughout the U.S. grow it despite it being biennial and taking a few extra years to come into production. It blooms late in the spring and ripens in November making it too late to fully ripen in cooler parts of the Pacific Northwest.

USDA Zone: 4-9

Mature Height: 12' (Dwarf), 30' (Standard)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: October

Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer

Dwarf Rootstock: EMLA 26

Standard Rootstock: Antanovka 

Read our Apple Growing Guide

Size: Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • Is Northern Spy spur or tip- bearing? I am thinking to espalier one on the dwarf rootstock.

    Nearly all apples are spur-bearing, including Northern Spy. It will take to being trained as an espalier just fine.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Robert V.
Northern Spy Apple tree

So far so good. Been in the ground 13 days, still dormant. However, I believe I'm beginning to see buds forming. Hopefully not my imagination!! Tree arrived larger than I thought it would be. Overall, thus far, I couldn't be happier!!