Spartan has the classic maroon skin and bright white flesh of a “Mac” style apple. The flesh is bright white and glistens with juice. The flavour is essentially sweet but has a distinctive wine-like note. Best eaten in season – up to Christmas – because the vinous-flavor fades in storage. Useful for juicing as well. Parentage: McIntosh x Newtown Pippin (?). Introduced / discovered in 1926.
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Spartan apples - just picked, late October 2008 - Fruit