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Spartan Apple on B.118 (Spring 2022)


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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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.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
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)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: McIntosh x Newtown Pippin
Origin: British Columbia, Canada
Introduced in: 1936
Introduced by: R. C. Palmer; Dominion Experiement Station

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 3 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Sep 29 (approximate, in New York State) + 14 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: B.118 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (90% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 24'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Apple Scab: Resistant
Anthracnose Canker and Bull's-eye Rot: Very Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? Partial
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (90% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Spartan Apple on B.118. 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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Grimes Golden Apple on MM.111 2022 0
Muscadet De Dieppe Apple on MM.111 2022 0
GoldRush Apple on B.118 2022 0
Kidd's Orange Red Apple on B.118 2022 0

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