Spartan apple variety was raised in 1926 by R.C.Palmer at the Dominion Experiment Station, Summerland, British Columbia, Canada. This variety was first introduced in 1936. It has two of the classic American varieties in its parentage. The fruits have firm, crisp, fine-textured, juicy, perfumed flesh like a cross between a melon and a strawberry.
Originated: Canada 1926
Flowering Group: 4 (Partially self-fertile otherwise pollinated by varieties from groups 3, 4 or 5)
Parentage: McIntosh X Yellow Newtown Pippin
Rootstock: MM111 & M26