Esopus Spitzenburg Apple Tree


Ezopus Spitzenburg (also known as the Spitzenburg) originated in the 18th century near Esopus, New York. It was a favorite apple of Thomas Jefferson. The fruit is medium size. The fruit has aromatic, juicy, sweet-tart and sprightly subacid flavors. Grows cold hardiness zone 4.

General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.

A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.