The Red Spy Apple Tree is an old variety, originating in NY in the 1800’s. It is similar to Northern Spy but with a much redder skin and bright stripes. The fruit is very tender and juicy and great for cooking as well as storing. Creamy-colored flesh with a sweet-tart flavour that is crisp, aromatic, and juicy. Grafted onto semi-dwarf rootstock.
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See “Rootstock Details” tab below for more information on roostock characteristics.
Scion Latin: Malus ‘Red Spy‘
Rootstock Latin: Malus
Hardiness Zone: 4 – 8
Height: 8′ – 20′
Spread: 5′ – 10′
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Colour: White
Fruit Colour: Red blush over green-yellow
Foliage Colour: Green
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-draining soil. Avoid competition with grass near the base of the tree.
Special Considerations: Apples require cross-pollination with another Malus species (Crabapple, Apple-Crab or Apple) within the same general area such as city block. Dwarf trees may require support.
Budagovsky 9 (B.9) – Dwarfing rootstock resulting from a cross between M.8 x ‘Red Standard’ (Krasnij Standard) from Russia. B.9 has been widely tested and is used commercially. It is slightly more dwarfing than M.9 and is slightly more productive. Other traits of note: Very early precocity; very winter hardy; little suckering; requires support; adapted to well-drained soil; very resistant to crown rot; more fireblight resistant than M.9.
Malling 9 Nic29 (M.9 Nic29) – A dwarfing rootstock selection of M.9 made in Belgium and is slightly more vigorous than other M.9 selections. M.9 is used to impart vigour to cultivars such as Empire or Honeycrisp. Slightly larger tree; between M.9 and M.26 in size. Low to no suckering.
Geneva 2020 (G.202) – Geneva 202 (G.202) is a semi-dwarfing rootstock that produces a tree slightly larger than M.26. It was developed from a cross of M.27 and Robusta 5. It is fire blight and phytophthora resistant as well as having resistance to woolly apple aphids. The rootstock has been mainly tested in New York and New Zealand. In New Zealand, they are looking at this rootstock as a possible replacement for M.26 since it is more productive than M.26
Ottawa 3 (O. 3) – This rootstock was bred in Canada for its cold hardiness, with one parent being M.9. Trees on O.3 are about the size of M.9 EMLA but smaller than M.26. Induces early bearing. Resistant to collar rot, but susceptible to fire blight and woolly apple aphids. Ottawa 3, although being available for many years, has not been popular with the nursery industry. Linden Lane Farms has rootstock from an original, disease-free stool block from the University of Saskatchewan and is looking into grafting local varieties such as ‘Transparent’ for hobbyist growers in the near future.
By definition, bare-root trees are not grown in a pot and will not have any soil around their roots – hence the name “bare root”. Our bare-root trees are dormant, which makes them easier to transplant since they experience less transpiration (water loss) immediately after planting because they do not have growing leaf tissue. The best thing you can do for new bare-root stock is to avoid shock as much as possible, so don’t wait until it’s too late in the season to plant. The best time to plant a bare-root tree, or any other bare-root plant, is in the fall or early spring. If you cannot plant right away, is also very important to not let the roots dry out completely as this will severely reduce the viability after planting.
Steps to planting a bare-root tree;
If planting must be delayed after purchase, keep trees in a shaded/cool location with roots buried in moist peat moss or sawdust. Make sure the media (peat or sawdust) moist/damp and is not soaked/saturated with water for long periods of time because the roots do need to breathe. If the media becomes saturated allow it to dry out over time and avoid overwatering again. The correct moisture should allow you to make a ball of media in your hand that when squeezed lets out some moisture into your hand. Using this method, you may see new roots begin to develop into the media. Be careful when transplanting to avoid breaking too many of the newly developing roots.
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What sets us apart from most nurseries, aside from our production growing experience with our products, is that we help you plan well in advance of the growing season by offering to reserve your plants for pickup or delivery in the spring! Our program has helped hundreds of customers secure their gardening desires since 2013!
Orders will be reserved once payment has been received. Your order deposit (50% of the order value) cannot be refunded after March 31st.
Payment can be made by cheque, gift card, email money transfer or credit card. Please follow the instructions on your invoice.
To avoid delays in order fulfilment, we ask that all orders be paid in full by April 14. You will receive a friendly email reminder of your upcoming payment before these deadlines.
We strongly recommend ordering before April to secure your order. Orders are dependent on available inventory. Some stock may have limited available quantities. We reserve the right to offer a substitution or refund if stock becomes unavailable.
Some items are available to be purchased in bulk quantities. Please contact us for bulk orders.
DELIVERY & PICKUP:
Delivery: Free Delivery on orders over $500, within 30 minutes from Krestova! Please contact us to arrange a delivery date.
Bare-root Perennials stock: Bare-root perennial stock will be available for pickup from the farm in Krestova in May. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date.
Bare-root Tree Fruit stock: Bare-root tree fruit stock will be available for pickup from the farm in Krestova in May. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date. We are unable to ship bare-root trees at this time.
Potted Nursery & Transplant Stock: All potted SPR orders under $500 must be picked up May from the farm in Krestova. Please click here to see the dates and times. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup.
Centralized Delivery-Pickup: Now offering a drive-thru plant pickup to Nelson, Castlegar and Winlaw. $10 delivery fee. Dates TBA. Click here to learn more!
Some items may be available to ship via Canada Post. You will be able to select a shipping method at checkout if your order qualifies.
Online order shipments will be sent out according to our Shipping Policy.
For more information please read the full Spring Plant Order Policy.
PICKUP & DELIVERY:
Nursery & Transplant Stock: All potted Online Orders orders under $500 must be picked up in May from the farm in Krestova or scheduled for a centralized delivery location. Please click here to see the dates and times.
Centralized Delivery-Pickup: Now offering a drive-thru plant pickup to Nelson, Castlegar and Winlaw. Click here to learn more!
Delivery: Free Delivery on orders over $500, within 30 minutes from Krestova! If your order qualifies, we will contact you with available delivery date options.
For more information please read the Spring Plant Order Policy.
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