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Nova Spy Apple Tree

Superior to Other "Spy" Varieties

Standard-size trees start bearing in just 3 years—old Northern Spy takes 10+ years! Wonderful, vanilla-like flavor. Large fruit is good fresh, in pies and cider. Disease resistant. Matures mid Oct. Zones 4-8.
  • Zone 4 - 8.
  • Height Standard trees grow up to 25 feet tall. Li'l-BIG 6 feet.
  • Shade Required Full sun.

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  • Standard 2-4 Ft-1 tree
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  • 65777
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  • Botanical Name: Malus domestica
  • Height: Standard trees grow up to 25 feet tall. Li'l-BIG 6 feet.
  • Spacing: 15 feet minimum for standard, 6 - 8 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Depth: Graft or bud union should be just above the soil line. Look for plant depth indicator.
  • Spread: 15 feet for standard, Li'l BIG 4 - 6 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Pollinator: Liberty, GoldRush, McIntosh, Jonathan, Sweet 16, Honeycrisp.
  • Yield: Approximately 5 - 10 bushels at maturity for standard, 1/2 bushel for Li'l BIG.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: Mid to late season.
  • Fruit: Fruit is large round with a red blush over yellow. Texture is firm, hard and juicy. Flavor is tart sweet or complex.
  • Form: Deciduous. Upright.
  • Flower Form: Yes.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, deep soil that is reasonably fertile.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate and vigor.
  • Pruning: There are normally two goals when pruning an apple tree: 1. Initially on young trees to encourage a strong, solid framework 2. On mature trees to maintain shape and encourage fruit production. The best time to prune apple trees is in late Winter or very early Spring before any new growth starts.
  • Comments: Nova Spy was introduced in 1995 from Nova Scotia. This tree is best described as a disease resistant version of the Northern Spy. However, unlike the Northern Spy, this one bears much quicker. It has slightly better fruit size and more complexity of flavor. (rich vanilla-like). Unable to ship to AE, AK, GU, HI, PR.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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