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  • From: Charles Paradise <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] firm cooking apples (was Bramley)
  • Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 07:35:44 -0500

Second what Thomas Olenio said: Northern Spy is fantastic in pies but add its
fantastic because it keeps its shape. You might say the antithesis of
Northern Spy in pie-making would be apples that 'cook to applesauce' in a
pie. Northern Spy pie is so distinct that we used to call it "Spy Pie"
because it was immediately identifiable in a pie and was elevated above all
other common pies made in Massachusetts.

That being said, I don't recommend planting Northern Spy because I can never
keep up with all the pruning, and it seems not as resistant to bugs and
fungus as some others. But its definitely worth buying for pies.
Charlie Paradise

Thomas Olenio wrote:

> Hi,
> Northern Spyis a great keeper and fantastic in pies.
> Large, green apples overlaid with red stripes.
> The tart fruit is very popular for cooking and
> number one for pies. Harvest in mid-October.
> Storage 4-5 months
> Later,
> Tom

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