This Spartan apple tree is grown on miniature M27 stock. M27 is a rootstock that produces the smallest tree of all; maturing to around 180cm’s in height and width, this tree is ideal for a container or small garden, courtyard or allotment. It should be staked if in a windy or open position. Crops can exceed 20ibs per tree when established and this rootstock is quite precocious, often yielding the year following planting
Spartan has been enormously popular in the UK for so many years it might come as a surprise to learn that this is actually an American apple, raised 1926 from a Mc Intosh cross. One of the top 10 most satisfactory garden or orchard apples.
Spartan miniature apple tree – Season:
For use October to the turn of the year.
Spartan – appearance:
A gorgeous apple almost entirely coloured dark maroon red. Inside very white; no more than medium sized.
Spartan apple trees – flavour:
The tender pure white flesh is decidedly sweet and mellow with a lightly fruity flavour. Notes of melon or strawberry are usually present.
A dessert apple.
Cropping & Growth
A tree of medium vigour, very heavy cropper.
Spartan Apple Trees - Pollination: Spartan is partly self fertile and belongs in pollination group ‘C’ and will pollinate well with any other varieties in the same of adjacent groups. Here are some suggested varieties:
Self fertile Cox's
Kidds Orange Red