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Apple trees
Spartan

Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavour.
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Apple trees
Spartan
Picking seasonLate
CroppingHeavy
Keeping (of fruit)1 week
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Flavour qualityGood
WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
Flavour style (apples)Vinous
Food usesEating fresh
Juice
Discoloration of fruitVery oxidising (browns quickly)
Vitamin C contentLow
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Growing


Apple trees
Spartan
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersGood
PloidyDiploid
VigourAverage vigour
PrecocityPrecocious
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
Organic cultureSuitable
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Problems


Apple trees
Spartan
Disease resistanceAverage
CankerSome susceptibility
ScabSome susceptibility
MildewSome resistance
FireblightSome resistance
Bitter pitVery resistant
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Climate


Apple trees
Spartan
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Warm climates
Cold hardiness (USDA)(3) -40F / -40C
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Frost resistance of blossomGood resistance
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Identification


Apple trees
Spartan
Country of originCanada
Period of origin1900 - 1949
Flower colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen
Fruit colourCrimson
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