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Fruit tree comparison - D'Arcy Spice
Apple trees

D'Arcy Spice

An old English apple variety, yet with a unique flavour and many unusual qualities.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Some needed
Cropping Light
Fertility? Partially self-fertile
Flowering group? 4
Pollinating others? Poor
Ploidy? Other
Vigour? Weak growing
Precocity? Slow to start bearing
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer


Picking season? Very late
Use / keeping? 3 months or more
Flavour quality? Very good
Flavour style Aromatic

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Overall disease resistance? Good


Country of origin United Kingdom
Period of origin 1750 - 1799
Fruit colour Russet
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green