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NovaSpy is a scab resistant apple very similar to Northern Spy.

NovaSpy is a scab resistant apple very similar to Northern Spy.

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NovaSpy Apple

Malus domestica 'NovaSpy'

Granpa's Nature Friendly™ NovaSpy is a good scab resistant alternative to Northern Spy, which it resembles. The fruit is medium size with some stripy, dark red blush. The flesh is creamy yellow, fine textured and very firm and crisp. It is moderately juicy, slightly acidic and has very good flavor. Excellent for fresh eating or pies, like Spy is. Ripens after Red Delicious and before regular Northern Spy. It stores and holds well


12-15 Feet



10-15 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
1105 NovaSpy Apple on Semi-Dwarf (M7) root, Extra Large 5/8" up caliper grade $27.99 Add to Cart

Malus domestica 'NovaSpy'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

NovaSpy should be easy to grow in the backyard, since it is resistant to scab and shouldn't require as much spraying. The tree is moderately vigorous and upright to spreading in growth habit. It bears earlier in life than Northern Spy, which is notorius for its slow bearing habit. It is a moderate, but annual producer and should be hardy for most areas.


A Little History about NovaSpy Apple

NovaSpy was introduced from the research station in Nova Scotia, Canada where it was a mixed progeny with Nova EasyGro, Red Spy, and Golden Delicious.

Malus domestica 'NovaSpy' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Pollinizer needed
Mid-season blooming
Disease Resistance
Scab resistance
Fire Blight Resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Medium size fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Early to bear
Harvest Period
Late fall
Other Attributes
Grandpa's Nature Friendly™
Somewhat tart
Very juicy
Long-term keeper
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Good for pies
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking