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Apple
Esopus Spitzenburg 

 

 

 

 
SummaryOne of the great American apple varieties, thought to be Thomas Jefferson's favourite. Noted for its spicy flavour, and for its susceptibility to any and every disease afflicting apples.




Identification

Esopus Spitzenburg




Fruit colourRed / Orange flush




Flesh colourWhite to Cream, pale yellow




Fruit sizeVariable




Fruit shapeRound-conical




Using

Esopus Spitzenburg




FlavorExceptional




Flavour styleSweeter




Ripening periodMid-Late season




Use/Keeping3 months or more




Cooking result




Growing

Esopus Spitzenburg




Picking




CroppingHeavy




VigourSlightly large




PollinationFlowering group 4
Flowers Mid-Late season
Self-sterile
Gardening skillSome skill needed




ProblemsCanker - Very susceptible
Scab - Very susceptible
Fireblight - Very susceptible
Cedar apple rust - Some susceptibility

Other

Esopus Spitzenburg




Country of originUnited States




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