Esopus Spitzenburg apple tree originated near the town of Esopus, New York, however the date of origin is unknown. The fruit is medium size. The skin has yellow base color with a bright red flush. The flesh is yellowish to cream, somewhat coarse-grained, dense and firm. The fruit has aromatic, juicy, sweet-tart and sprightly subacid flavors. The tree is moderately vigorous, with long, upward reaching branches. It bears fruit on spurs and yields moderate crops. It is susceptible to scab and grows zones 4-7.
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.
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