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Nova Spy Apple Tree
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Nova Spy Apple Tree

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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.

Zones: 4 - 8.
Height: Standard trees grow up to 25 feet tall. Li'l-BIG 6 feet.
Shade Requirement: Full sun.

Nova Spy Apple Tree - Standard 2-4 Ft
  • 65772
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1 tree.
  • $29.99
Nova Spy Apple Tree - Standard Deluxe
  • 65774
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1 tree.
  • $36.99
Nova Spy Apple Tree - Li'l-BIG 2-3 ft.
  • 66082
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1 tree.
  • $41.99
Nova Spy Apple Tree - Li'l-BIG Deluxe
  • 65777
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1 tree.
  • $51.99

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Nova Spy Apple Tree Product Details

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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2011-08-21
Excellent eating
Reviewed By: Ron Trautmann (Billings, Montana)
i just about cut it down. waited a two more weeks and it became one of best eating apples i have had. next to honeycrisp it is best so far.


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2011-07-30
First year growth!
Reviewed By: Matt (Omaha, Nebraska)
"Planted the Nova Spy ""stick"" in early Summer and didn't expect much this first year. This little tree has sprouted like crazy! I can't wait for the first batch of apples in a year or two. Thank you Gurney's for a great apple tree at a great price! "


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2011-07-16
Just planted and already leafing!
Reviewed By: Matt (Omaha, Nebraska)
"Just planted this tree (well, it was a 2 1/2 foot ""stick"") at the end of June 2011. It's now is loaded with leaves and is growing wonderfully. Well worth the money so far. I'll write a new review as things progress, but for now...good job Gurneys!"


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2007-10-16
I love it!
Reviewed By: Pete (Longview, WA.)
Best apple for pies that I have found. Slow to produce but worth every year.


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2007-09-12
Nova Spy
Reviewed By: Gonzo (CDA, ID)
Flesh is yellow and crisp, quite juicy, skin doesn't get in the way or have any negative flavoring such as red delicious. This apple is very refreshing and has a classic apple taste. Its a sweet-tart apple type that is best when eaten cold. Small core and stay on tree until over ripe. Better then anything found in stores at this time. Its not as tart as Granny smiths nor as sweet as a Honey crisp. Easy to grow but has a rather odd look as its limps are lanky as grow wildly in different directions, out of my 15 trees this one has its own look. It has great color that stands out in my yard with its large red apples. Wasnt sure about this apple as there is not much information on it. However after 4 years of working with it Im quite glad I purchase it. This apple is very popular in Canada and grows well in cold climates.


Nova Spy Apple Tree - Standard 2-4 Ft
  • 65772
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1 tree.
  • $29.99
Nova Spy Apple Tree - Standard Deluxe
  • 65774
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1 tree.
  • $36.99
Nova Spy Apple Tree - Li'l-BIG 2-3 ft.
  • 66082
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1 tree.
  • $41.99
Nova Spy Apple Tree - Li'l-BIG Deluxe
  • 65777
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1 tree.
  • $51.99


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