D’Arcy Spice

Sweet Tart
Description

D’Arcy Spice is a round, late season, medium to small apple, with patches of russet and red-orange over chewy yellow-green skin. Its creamy-colored flesh is aromatic, soft-firm to crisp, with nicely balanced flavor between tart and sweet. Its light, spicy flavor has hints of nutmeg. Its flavor becomes sweeter and more complex in storage.

Discovered: 1785 Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex, England

Parentage: Unknown

Harvest: Late Season

History

D’Arcy Spice was discovered in 1785, growing in a garden in Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Essex, in southeast England. It was later introduced by nurseryman John Harris in 1848 with the name Baddow Pippin. Nothing of its parentage is known.