- Available: October- January
- Raised: 1926, Dominion Experiment Station, British Columbia, Canada.
- Flavour: rich, sweet, juicy, and aromatic, perfume-like flavour.
- Storage: to February
- Size: large/medium
- Cross: McIntosh x Yellow Newtown Pippin
Spartan is commercially popular owing to its high yields, crisp fruits and good storage properties.
Its flavour is strong and distinctive although the skin can be a little tough.