Spartan is a dark red, ribbed apple with aromatic skin and firm, crisp, bright white flesh. Not an especially good cooking apple, excels as a fresh-eating, sweet-tart apple. It is generally ready for harvest in mid-October, and it stores well for about three months.

Discovered: 1926 Summerland, British Columbia, released in 1936

Parentage: McIntosh x Unknown

Harvest: Late Season


A cross between McIntosh and an unknown variety, Spartan was developed at the British Columbia Experimental Station and released in 1936.