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Nova Spy Apple Tree
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Nova Spy Apple Tree

Wonderful, Complex Flavor

An improved version of the beloved Northern Spy. Introduced from Nova Scotia, Nova Spy starts bearing apples in just three years, while Northern Spy takes 10 years. The large fruits have a wonderful, tart-sweet, vanilla-like flavor and are excellent for fresh eating, pies and cider. Exhibits resistance to fire blight and scab. Matures in mid-October. Best pollinators are: Liberty, Goldrush, McIntosh, Jonathan, Sweet 16 and Honeycrisp. Standard trees grow up to 25 ft. tall. Plant in full sun. Zones 4-8.

Why buy a Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties, a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers, and a copy of Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit—How to Make $10,000 in Your Spare Time.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Nova Spy'
  • Height: Standard: 22-25 feet
  • Spacing: Standard: 15 feet minimum
  • Depth: Locate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system. The graft should be about 2 inches above the soil surface.
  • Spread: Standard: 12-15 feet
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Liberty, Goldrush, McIntosh, Jonathan, Sweet Sixteen, Honeycrisp.
  • Yield: Standard: Approximately 5-10 bushels at maturity.
  • 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.
  • Zone: 4 - 8
  • Form: Deciduous, upright.
  • Flower Form: Yes.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, deep, fertile soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate and vigor.
  • Pruning: Prune in late winter/early spring, while trees are still dormant. 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, maximize sun exposure and encourage fruit production. You will also want to remove any suckers coming from the rootstock. Unwanted shoots and suckers can be removed at any time. Also remove any crossed, crowded or inward-growing limbs in late winter or very early sprin
  • 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).

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