USDA identification images for Sandow
The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.
Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
Parents and other ancestors of this variety
- Northern Spy (parent)
- 27 Apr 2017 Jim DickieNB, CanadaA 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 WilliamWI, United StatesThis 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.
Spring blossom records for this variety
Harvest records for this variety
- 2nd week October 2018 - tree owned by Phil in Hampton, Canada
- Species: Malus domestica - Apple
- Parentage: Seedling of Northern Spy
- Originates from: Ottawa, Canada
- Introduced: 1912
- UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1930-044
- Country of origin: Canada
Where to buy fresh fruit
The following orchards grow Sandow:
- Apple Luscious Organic Orchards, Salt Spring Island
- Sandow Orchard, Keswick Ridge
- Vista Bella Farm Orchard and Apiary, Malagash