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Nova Spy Apple Tree

Wonderful, Complex Flavor
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  • SKU: 65774
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$39.99
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Nova Spy Apple Tree

Description
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.

Product Details
  • FormDeciduous, upright.
  • LightFull Sun
  • HeightStandard: 22-25 feet
  • SpreadStandard: 12-15 feet
  • SpacingStandard: 15 feet minimum
  • Zones4 - 8
  • FoliageGreen foliage.
  • Flower FormYes.
  • BloomsMid to late season.
  • FruitFruit is large round with a red blush over yellow. Texture is firm, hard and juicy. Flavor is tart sweet or complex.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, deep, fertile soil.
  • Growth RateMedium growth rate and vigor.
  • PruningPrune 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
  • PollinatorLiberty, Goldrush, McIntosh, Jonathan, Sweet Sixteen, Honeycrisp.
  • CommentsNova 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).
  • YieldStandard: Approximately 5-10 bushels at maturity.
  • Botanical NameMalus domestica 'Nova Spy'
  • DepthLocate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system. The graft should be about 2 inches above the soil surface.
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Spring 2019 Shipping Schedule for Plants
Zones Annual Vegetable Plants  Potatoes  Sweet Potatoes
1A-4A 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 3/25/19 - 6/14/19 5/20/19 - 6/7/19
4B 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 3/25/19 - 6/14/19 5/20/19 - 6/7/19
5A 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 5/13/19 - 6/7/19
5B 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
6A 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
6B 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
7A 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
7B 4/15/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
8A & B 4/15/19 - 6/21/19 2/18/19 - 6/14/19 4/22/19 - 6/7/19
9A & B 4/15/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/14/19 4/22/19 - 6/7/19
10A & B 4/15/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/14/19 4/15/19 - 6/7/19
Last Order Date 6/17/2019 6/10/2019 6/3/2019
Zones Onion Plants  Fruit Trees Bareroot Roses
1A-4A 4/1/19 - 5/10/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 4/15/19 - 5/31/19
4B 4/1/19 - 5/10/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 4/15/19 - 5/31/19
5A 3/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/18/19 - 6/21/19 4/1/19 - 5/31/19
5B 3/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/18/19 - 5/31/19
6A 3/4/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 5/31/19
6B 2/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 5/31/19
7A 2/18/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 5/31/19
7B 2/11/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 5/31/19
8A & B 1/28/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/18/19 - 5/31/19
9A & B 1/7/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 1/21/19 - 5/31/19
10A & B 1/7/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 1/21/19 - 5/31/19
Last Order Date 5/6/2019 6/17/2019 5/27/2019
Zones Tropicals & Houseplants Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 4/29/19 - 6/21/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
4B 4/29/19 - 6/21/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/29/19 - 6/21/19 3/18/19 - 6/21/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 4/29/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 4/29/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
6B 4/29/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/18/19 - 5/24/19
9A & B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 5/24/19
10A & B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 5/24/19
Last Order Date 6/17/2019 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 6/3/19
1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 6/3/19

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.


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