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Sandow apple

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.

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

    Visitor reviews

    • 27 Apr 2017  NB, Canada
      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  WI, United States
      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.

    Tree register

    United States


    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2013 season

    • 20th May  2013  - tree owned by Brian in Green Bay, United States

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2018 season

    • 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:


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