The Northern Spy is a newer variety to the orchard. It has quickly becoming a fan favorite. My sister-in-law, Karma, has included the Northern Spy in her top 5 apples. I value her opinion as she literally grew up on an apple orchard. She says it's "super crisp and very unique flavor. If I didn’t love the bite of a regent so much this one would be #1 as the flavor is my favorite."
Approximate Ripening Date: September 27th
Flavor: Brightly tart with a great crisp bite. The skin is surprisingly thin.
Baking: The Northern Spy will keep its shape when baked. While it's always best to mix varieties when baking this apple will hold its own.
History: A chance seedling found in East Bloomfield, New York in 1800.
Apple Blackberry Crisp
by Linda Finn
1 quart apples, sliced
1 quart blackberries
1 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 T nutmeg
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 1/2 cups flour
Combine apples and blackberries in a 9x13 pan. Mix remaining ingredients together. Mixture will be crumbly. Crumble over apple berry mix. Bake at 375-degrees for 1 -1 1/4 hours.