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Sandow apple

Last updated 16 Oct 2014.

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Current rating: 5.0 out of 5. Total votes cast: 2

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27 Apr 2017 
A very unique tasting apple. An orchard near me in Keswick Ridge, NB Canada is comprised primarily of this variety. It had been neglected for at least 25 years before being purchased by a young family around 2010. They have revived it and operate a commercial organic U-pick. Their apples are fairly large, with a nice balance of tart and sweet, with noticeable but subtle raspberry notes. It is best after a few frosts, so it is in season here usually in early October.

08 Oct 2013 
This is an excellent dual purpose apple. Appears to be scab resistant and produces medium to large red apples with a nice subacid flavor when first picked. A great eating and cooking apple - not just another sugar bomb like many of the modern apples available in the USA.

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Similarity to its parent Northern Spy. Creamy flesh color and long keeping quality, but it has a fuller flavor, is hardier, and redder and less troubled by scab. Bright scarlet stripes and flush. Sweet, juicy melting flesh; definite flavor of raspberries. Quality very high. Aromatic, juicy and crisp.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Seedling of Northern Spy
  • Originates from: Ottawa, Canada
  • Introduced: 1912
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1891
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1930-044

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2013 season

  • 20th May  2013  - tree owned by Brian in GREEN BAY, United States

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