Apple (Malus) 'Red Prairie Spy'

Red Prairie Spy Apple

Categories: Fruit Tree

This tart apple is best for baking, very good for pies, and great for fresh eating.  It displays white flowers in the spring with deep green foilage. It needs another apple variety for pollination.

More About Apple (Malus) 'Red Prairie Spy'

  • is a red selection of Prairie Spy that has better fruit adherence on the tree at maturity.
  • The Red Prairie Spy was introduced by the University of Minnesota 1940.

It has large fruit that are red over a yellow background. Red Prairie Spy is a long-term storage apple and very productive. 

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12-25 ft


8-15 ft


10-20 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Apple (Malus) 'Red Prairie Spy' Characteristics


  • Mass Plant
  • Specimen


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil

Bearing/Fruiting Time

  • Mid season

Bloom Time

  • Mid season

Disease Resistance

  • apple scab resistant

Fall Color

  • Yellow

Flower Color

  • Appleblossom Pink

Fruit Qualities

  • tart flavor
  • texture, hard/firm
  • sub acid
  • crisp
  • juicy

Fruiting Attributes

  • good for eating
  • good for cider
  • good for cooking/baking
  • good for cold regions/very hardy
  • medium size
  • all purpose


  • Spreading

Plant Size

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