Also known as: Northern Spice, Spy, Northern Pie Apple, Red Spy, Red Northern Spy
A superb apple of Northern heritage which attains its greatest potential as a mountain grown apple. When grown in warmer areas it lacks the crispness and flavor of fruit grown in cooler regions. The apple originated about 1800 in East Bloomfield, New York and soon became popular throughout the United States. Fruit is a good keeper and an excellent cooker. Also great as a fresh picked fruit with a spicy, aromatic flavor. Large, roundish fruit with smooth, thin, dark red skin. The clean, white flesh is fine-grained, tender, crisp and juicy. An excellent keeper which ripens in October.