An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
Spencer Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
A cold-hardy cross of McIntosh and Golden Delicious. Also known as Summerland S-5-4.
This is a vigorous, upright tree that is very winter hardy. It has some resistance to cedar-apple rust. Spencer is slow to bear but reliably annual once in production.
The apple large and oblong, blushed light red over green. The highly flavored flesh is white, crisp, and juicy. It will store well through winter.
Spencer was developed at the Summerland Experimental Farm in Canada. It is a progeny of McIntosh and Golden Delicious, crossed in 1926 and selected in 1938. It was released commercially in 1959. It was named in honor of Spencer Dyson, a Summerland pomologist.
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Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, storage, sauce
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: white
Parentage: McIntosh x Golden Delicious
Origin: Summerland, British Columbia
Introduced in: 1959
Introduced by: R. C. Palmer, A. J. Mann, Summerland Experimental Farm
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 3 - 6
Chill hours: 900
Ripening date: Oct 06 (approximate, in New York State) + 21 days after McIntosh
Diseases & Pests
Cedar-Apple Rust: Resistant
Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Spencer 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|
|Somerset Redstreak Apple||0|
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