An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
Spartan Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
A reliable and attractive disease-resistant McIntosh progeny.
A vigorous, easy-to-grow tree that will perform well in a wide range of climates, Spartan is a precocious and heavy cropper. It also has excellent disease resistance: it is tolerant of fireblight, powdery mildew, and scab, but growers on the West Coast should note that it is very vulnerable to anthracnose. Although the tree is reliably annual, growers will find that fruit size is significantly improved by thinning. Likewise, although it has been found to be partially self-fertile, cropping will be much improved by a pollenizer.
Spartan is a McIntosh progeny and its parentage is evident in its appearance. The skin is an attractive deep red, and the flesh is very white, with a pink tinge near the skin. The firm, crisp, and finely-grained texture makes it an excellent dessert apple, and the kids will love the simple, aromatic, sweet-tart flavor. Spartan has a long harvest season that requires several harvests and makes it a great choice for the home grower.
Essentially a later-ripening, disease-resistant McIntosh, Spartan was created at the Dominion Experiment Station in Summerland, British Columbia. It's pollen parent is Newtown Pippin.
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Subcategory: Disease-Resistant, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, baking
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: white
Parentage: McIntosh x Newtown Pippin
Origin: British Columbia, Canada
Introduced in: 1936
Introduced by: R. C. Palmer; Dominion Experiement Station
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 3 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 29 (approximate, in New York State) + 14 days after McIntosh
Diseases & Pests
Anthracnose Canker and Bull's-eye Rot: Very Susceptible
Apple Scab: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? Partial
Is it fertile? Y
This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Spartan 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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|White Winter Pearmain Apple||0|
|Virginia Crab Apple||0|
|Spitzenburg Esopus Apple||0|
|Somerset Redstreak Apple||0|
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