- DescriptionThe best use for this apple is for cooking, though it is admired for eating out of hand as well. Introduced in the late 1800s it was named after James Fenimore Cooper's novel The Spy, which was very popular during this time.
The Scott Farm has been in active cultivation since 1791. The farm's present orchardist, Ezekiel Goodband, has had a lifelong passion for apples. His search for old varieties has taken him to abandoned orchards throughout New England and as far as Kazakhstan, the birthplace of apples. The orchard now contains 90 heirloom and unusual apple varieties. (from Scott Farm Orchard)