Another in the Nova series of apple the Nova spy was developed at the Agriculture Canada Research Station, Kentville, Nova Scotia in 1986. Novaspy is a cross between Nova Easygro, Red Spy and Golden Delicious. It was bred to be a scab-resistant version of Northern Spy apples – our absolute all-time favourite pie apple. Nova Spy apples maintain the Northern Spy’s sweet- yet-slightly- sour taste.
It is moderately resistant to powdery mildew, brown bug and mullein bug but found to be moderately susceptible to rosy apple aphid and to juniper apple rust.