Spartan

  • 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

Other comments:
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.