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Apple Tree - Spitzenburg
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Considered Thomas Jefferson's Favorite - Rated Best Flavor


Firm, crisp, fine grained, with a rich, aromatic, renowned flavor. The Spitzenburg Apple  (Esopus) was one of the favorites of Thomas Jefferson. It is thought of as a dessert apple for connoisseurs.


It is a superb eating apple with a medium to large, with round-conical, orangish fruit with tough skin. The flesh is tinged yellow, firm, aromatic, and complex in flavor; a perfect balance between sharp and sweet. It can also be used for cooking and cider. Its' flavor improves with storage.


The willowy branches grow unevenly, prolifically producing fruit. It is long lived tree. A pollinator is required by mid-season blooming apples, but not by Gravenstein, and it is hardy in Zones 4-8.


Uses: as fresh eating or as a dessert, puree, applesauce, apple butter, baking, and cider.


* Rated Best Flavor


* Mid Season


* Flavor Improves with Storage

 

Plant Facts

Family Malus 'spitzenberg'
Mature Height Semi-Dwarf: 15 - 25 Feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 4-8
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Characteristics dessert, aromatic
Bloom Period Mid-Season
Pollinator Required Yes
Harvest Period Late September

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