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Spencer Apple Scionwood (Spring 2024)


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. 

Volume Pricing

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Quantity Spencer Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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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. 


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Cold-Hardy

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, storage, sauce
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: McIntosh x Golden Delicious
Origin: Summerland, British Columbia
Introduced in: 1959
Introduced by: R. C. Palmer, A. J. Mann, Summerland Experimental Farm

The Environment

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
Fireblight: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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