Apple (Malus) 'Northern Spy'

Northern Spy Apple

Categories: Fruit Tree

Large, vigorous tree with attractive, large, thin-skinned fruit. Greenish-yellow skin is flushed and striped scarlet red. 

More About Apple (Malus) 'Northern Spy'

  • Originated in New York in 1800
  • One of the best winter apples for the East

Flesh yellow to white, rather firm, very tender, crisp, juicy, slightly sweet and mildly acidic. Stores well. Good for pies or eating out of hand.

We do NOT SHIP plants. ALL Sales are in person at our garden center.


10-20 Ft

Hardiness Zone:


Apple (Malus) 'Northern Spy' Characteristics

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil

Bearing/Fruiting Time

  • Late season

Bloom Time

  • Late season

Disease Resistance

  • apple scab resistant

Fruit Qualities

  • sweet
  • juicy
  • texture, hard/firm
  • sub acid
  • crisp

Fruiting Attributes

  • good for cider
  • stores well/good keeper
  • good for cold regions/very hardy
  • vigorous grower
  • medium size
  • good for eating
  • good for cooking/baking

Plant Size

  • Semi-dwarf (12-18')
  • Standard (18-30')