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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.


Esopus Spitzenburg

Fruit colourRed / Orange flush

Flesh colourWhite to Cream, pale yellow

Fruit sizeVariable

Fruit shapeRound-conical


Esopus Spitzenburg


Flavour styleSweeter

Ripening periodMid-Late season

Use/Keeping3 months or more

Cooking result


Esopus Spitzenburg



VigourSlightly large

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

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


Esopus Spitzenburg

Country of originUnited States

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