Nova, also known as Nova Spy, is a medium to large apple with a round, somewhat blocky shape. It is mostly red with a little yellow striping. Its crisp, coarse flesh has a tangy flavor with lots of sugar and juice, similar to Northern Spy. It is good for fresh eating, cooking, and cider.

Nova ripens in late September into mid-October. The trees are resistant to the fungus known as apple scab, and it stores well.

Discovered: 1986, Canada

Parentage: Nova Easygro x (Red Spy x Golden Delicious)

Harvest: Late Season


Nova was developed in 1986 by the Atlantic Food and Horticulture Research Centre in Kentville, Nova Scotia. It is a hybridization of Nova Easygro x (Red Spy x Golden Delicious).