Darcy Spice


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Darcy Spice
One for the enthusiats, renowned for it's unique and complex, slightly spicy flavour.

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A variety from Essex that dates back to the 17th century. Famed for it’s unique, complex flavour.

D’arcy Spice Apple tree – Season:

Leave on the tree late – early mid November even, as the flavour nuances take a long time to develop. Keepn in store, will last until the Spring.

D’arcy Spice - appearance:

Not a pretty apple, small, olive green with a purple bronze flush and some russet stippling.

D’arcy Spice apple trees – flavour:

Can develop distinct notes of cinnamon and nutmeg with a good undelying balance of sweetness and acidity. However needs a warm prolonged autumn to develop it’s flavour well and can be metallic and dull.


For dessert use.

Cropping & Growth

Moderate to light vigour amd an erratic cropper. Can be difficult to grow well and young trees may be disproportionately small.

D’arcy Spice - Pollination: ‘B’ Pollination group, so use varieties with the same or adjacent pollinating prefixes.

Tree sizes for D’arcy Spice apple trees:

M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s or less. Good hearty soil is preferred.

M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 150-200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.

M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 200-250cm’s+ with the same spread.

MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.

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