Spigold is a cross between Golden Delicious x Red Spy first developed at the Geneva Agriculutral Experiment Station in New York, 1962.
Very large (some up to 1 lb) golden yellow fruit, 75% covered with bright red stripes. Tender skin. Fine grained, firm, crisp, yellow flesh, sprightly, aromatic, and sweet. Stores well. Flavor may improve in storage.
Important to train early into spreading shape, with tendency toward biennial bearing. Displays some resistance to fireblight. Ripens early to mid-October in upstate New York, will keep till January. Hardy to zone 4.