Native to the East Coast as well as parts of Michigan and Ontario, Northern Spy apples can be identified by their green skin accented by red striping. The white flesh inside a Northern Spy apple will offer a crispier texture than other varieties of apple. They have a sweet, mildly sweet or slightly more tart flavor. Try Northern Spy apples when baking pies or cakes. They also work well as ciders and juice. You can’t go wrong when you just want to grab an apple for a snack.

One or two similar varieties: If you like Northern Spy try Jonathan or Ida Red