An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
Nova Spy Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
A disease-resistant Northern Spy cross. Also known as Novaspy.
Nova Spy is a hardy, moderately vigorous tree, and it is more precocious than Northern Spy. It is also much less disease susceptible, with good fireblight resistance and resistance to some, but not all, strains of scab. This is a great apple for Northern Spy fans who want an easier apple without the wait. Care should be taken when pruning, as this tree is a partial tip bearer.
The apple is large, red, crisp, and juicy. Its parentage includes Golden Delicious and Northern Spy, and it has the expected sweetness of Golden Delicious, but this is countered by the sharp tang of Northern Spy. This sweet-tart balance has hints of vanilla. Nova Spy stores well and is an excellent processing apple.
Nova Spy is a cross between Nova EasyGro x 44411-1 (Northern Spy x Golden Delicious). It was developed in Nova Scotia and released in 1986.
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Subcategory: Disease-Resistant, Cold-Hardy
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, baking, storage, sauce
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: cream
Parentage: Nova EasyGro x 44411-1
Origin: Nova Scotia
Introduced in: 1986
Introduced by: A. D. Crowe, Agriculture Canada Research Station
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 4 - 7
Chill hours: 1000
Ripening date: Oct 20 (approximate, in New York State) + 35 days after McIntosh
Diseases & Pests
Apple Scab: Resistant
Fireblight: Very Resistant
Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Nova Spy Apple. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.
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|Wolf River Apple||0|
|Williams' Pride Apple||0|
|Wickson Crab Apple||0|
|White Winter Pearmain Apple||0|
|Virginia Crab Apple||0|
|Spitzenburg Esopus Apple||0|
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