Apple 'Spartan' Malus domestica 'Spartan' (D)

apple 'Spartan'


'Spartan' is an upright, spreading tree which is covered in pure white, cup-shaped flowers in mid- and late spring, followed by crisp, juicy, dark red, dessert apples that can be harvested in early October. It's one of the best red-skinned varieties and the fruit will keep well for several months if they are stored correctly. Pollination group 3: requires cross-pollination from another apple tree

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      apple 'Spartan'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      4-8 metres

    • Spread

      4-8 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune according to chosen training method. See apple pruning

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, Sand, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by grafting in midwinter or chip budding in late summer on clonal rootstock for fruit. The rootstock will largely determine the vigour of the tree. Fruit grown from pips will not resemble the parent

  • insectPests

    May be susceptible to Aphids , Caterpillars , Woolly aphid , Codling moth , Fruit tree red spider mite , Mussel scale

  • microbeDiseases

    May be susceptible to canker