This is a small, well-flavoured, dark red deciduous eating apple with crisp white flesh. It is a scab resistant variety whose fruit is firm and stores well for up to four months over the winter. 'Spartan' is an easy to grow variety making it perfect for inexperienced gardeners who want to try their hands at growing a fruit tree.
Although the fruits are plentiful, they tend to be quite small and may need to be thinned out heavily as they start to develop. Doing this will allow the plant to concentrate its efforts on a small number of apples, therefore producing larger fruits. Ready for picking in early October.
'Spartan' also makes an excellent pollinator of other apple trees.
Root Stock: MM106
Pollination group: B. Part self-fertile.
Note: 2 year+ stock with established heads not 1 year maidens.
Reliably self-fertile, but it can benefit from having a nearby pollinator. Suitable pollinators are:
Apple domestica 'Discovery'
Apple domestica 'Egremont Russet'
Apple domestica 'James Grieve'
Apple domestica 'Katy'
Apple domestica 'Charles Ross'
Apple domestica 'Cox's Orange Pippin'
Apple domestica 'Grenadier'
Apple domestica 'Golden Delicious'
Buying Fruit Trees/Bushes from Jacksons Nurseries
Unlike many garden centres, supermarkets and some nurseries here at Jacksons Nurseries we sell the majority of our stock all year round. Our stock is for the most part grown outdoors making it far hardier than those grown under glass and/or only sold ‘In Season’.
Here at Jacksons Nurseries we would favour a hardy outdoor grown plant every time. They are far less likely to suffer from the shock of being planted in colder conditions and they will begin to establish more rapidly the following spring. This can mean that they don’t look like a ‘picture perfect’ plant when purchased out of season but with the correct care and a little time you’ll have a wonderful plant to enjoy for many years to come.
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