Esopus Spitzenburg Apple


Esopus Spitzenburg Apple

Malus spp. Fall-Winter. Esopus, NY, before 1776.

For more than 200 years “Spitz” has been a choice dessert and culinary variety, mentioned in nearly every list of best-flavored apples. Slightly subacid, crisp and juicy. Excellent acid source for sweet or fermented cider. Medium-large bright red round-conic fruit, covered with russet dots.

Moderately vigorous tree with easily trained wide-angle branches. Forever famous as Thomas Jefferson’s favorite apple though it performs much better in New York and New England than Virginia.

Moderately susceptible to scab though we have never sprayed ours with fungicides and the fruit has been great. Blooms mid-late season. Z4. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3–6' bare-root trees; semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)

119 Esopus Spitzenburg
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119 A: on standard stock, 1 for $38.50
119 C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $38.50
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All apple trees require a second variety for pollination.

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