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Prairie Spy Apple on G.210 (Spring 2022)


A cold-hardy dessert and culinary apple from the University of Minnesota.

Very cold hardy, this tree is vigorous and crops reliably. The juvenile tree is upright, but it will develop a round-spreading habit in maturity. It is mildly susceptible to fireblight and scab, but resistant to cedar-apple rust.

Prairie Spy is a handsome apple that's great for fresh eating or baking, holding its form well in pies and storing well through winter. It is a large, attractive apple with yellow skin that is streaked red and speckled with pretty white lenticels. The creamy white flesh is firm and dense with an excellent, well-balanced flavor. Although its parentage is uncertain, it seems very likely that this is a Northern Spy progeny.

Prairie Spy was one of the first apples to come out of the University of Minnesota breeding program. Selected in 1923 and released in 1940, this apple was bred specifically for cold hardiness.

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Very cold hardy, this tree is vigorous and crops reliably. The juvenile tree is upright, but it will develop a round-spreading habit in maturity. It is mildly susceptible to fireblight and scab, but resistant to cedar-apple rust.

Prairie Spy is a handsome apple that's great for fresh eating or baking, holding its form well in pies and storing well through winter. It is a large, attractive apple with yellow skin that is streaked red and speckled with pretty white lenticels. The creamy white flesh is firm and dense with an excellent, well-balanced flavor. Although its parentage is uncertain, it seems very likely that this is a Northern Spy progeny.

Prairie Spy was one of the first apples to come out of the University of Minnesota breeding program. Selected in 1923 and released in 1940, this apple was bred specifically for cold hardiness.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: cream

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Minnesota
Introduced in: 1940
Introduced by: University of Minnesota Fruit Breeding Farm

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 3 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Oct 06 (approximate, in New York State) + 21 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.210 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Dwarf (40% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 12'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Susceptible
Apple Scab: Susceptible
Cedar-Apple Rust: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Dwarf (40% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Prairie Spy Apple on G.210. 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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Dabinett Apple on G.935 2022 35

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