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Other common names
apple 'D'Arcy Spice'
Malus domestica 'Baddow Pippin'
Malus are small to medium-sized deciduous trees with showy flowers in spring and ornamental or edible fruit in autumn; some have good autumn foliage colour
'D'Arcy Spice' is a light-cropping, late-season, dessert apple requiring lots of autumn sunshine to develop its sweet, spicy flavour. It is in pollination group 4, partially tip-bearing and erratic to crop. The fruit is green, flushed with red, sometimes purple, and with extensive, fine russetting
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Prefers a deep, fertile, moist but well-drained, neutral soil in a sheltered, sunny position. Will not thrive on very acid soils, shallow chalk soils or with shade for more than half the day. Tree size will depend on rootstock and training method selection. Thin fruit in late spring or early summer to improve size and quality. See apple cultivation for further advice
Propagate by grafting in midwinter or budding in late summer. Fruit grown from pips will not resemble the parent
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Prune according to chosen training method, often twice a year; see apple pruning
Pests May be affected by aphids, woolly aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, codling moth and other caterpillars
Average resistance to common apple diseases: apple canker, apple scab, and powdery mildews. Apples are also susceptible to brown rot, honey fungus and blossom wilt
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