Saspolo, an apple species, gets its name from Saspol, a village located in Kargil, a region controlled by India.
The environment and soil of Kharmang pari (Saspolo valley) have proven to be suitable for the apple. Although many growers tried to plant Saspolo in their regions within Baltistan, but the Kharmang Pari proved to be the most suitable place.
There are three more species of apple grown in Pari, namely Samarqand, Naskhusho and Wardgaff, but due to the better taste and fragrance, Saspolo has become a favorite. The apple is also dried and the paste is used for medicinal purposes by the locals, in addition of being a cash crop.