Heirloom Series - Northern Spy (single varietal)

HEIRLOOM SERIES -

NORTHERN SPY DRY CIDER

(SINGLE VARIETAL)  

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.
— Che Guevara

PROCESS & TASTE:

Freshly Pressed Hard Cider made from an iconic heirloom apple.

DESCRIPTION:

Multi-purpose apple high in Vitamin C, excellent for fresh eating, cooking and cider making.

Originated as a seedling on Herman Chaplin’s Farm in East Bloomfield, New York  (near Rochester)  around 1800.    In 1852, the American Pomological Society listed the Northern Spy as a variety worthy of general cultivation.  By the early 1900's, the Northern Spy was one of the most popular and coveted apples in our country.

PRAISE AND AWARDS:

[The Northern Spy juice is] Plentiful, and brisk, of rich subacid, possessing a peculiarly delicious aromatic flavor.
— The Magazine of Horticultural Botany, 1847
The best apple ever grown in the United States.
— Fred Lape, apple expert

DEVILISHLY DELICIOUS WITH:

OS Northern Spy pairs well with Sharp Cheddar,  Butternut Squash and BBQ Brisket.