Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Apples :: Prairie Spy

Late Season • Sweet


Prairie Spy apples at market.
Ripens
Late October

Characteristics
A sweet apple with excellent flavor, which only improves in storage. Good sized, firm and dense apples. Great for fresh eating, cooking and storage. An attractive fruit that is cherry red over green-yellow.

History
Introduced in 1940, by the University of Minnesota.

Parentage: Unknown.

Storage
Extra long keeping winter storage apple. Keeps 3- 5 months in storage. Stores very well until mid-January, then waning in quality into March.

Notes
We have several trees at our off-farm orchard.

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