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Apple trees
Spitzenburg

Esopus Spitzenberg is one of the best-flavored American heirloom apples, and a favourite of Thomas Jefferson.
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Using


Apple trees
Spitzenburg
Picking season Late
Cropping Heavy
Keeping (of fruit) 3 months or more
Fruit persistence Normal ripening
Flavour quality Exceptional
Flavour style (apples) Aromatic
Uses Eating fresh
Cooking
Juice
Discoloring No discolor (Good for drying)
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Growing


Apple trees
Spitzenburg
Gardening skill Some needed
Self-fertility Not self-fertile
Pollination group 4
Pollinating others Average
Ploidy Diploid
Vigour Average vigour
Bearing regularity Biennial tendency
Fruit bearing Spur-bearer
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Problems


Apple trees
Spitzenburg
Disease resistance Poor
Canker Very susceptible
Scab Very susceptible
Fireblight Very susceptible
Cedar apple rust Some susceptibility
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Climate


Apple trees
Spitzenburg
Cold hardiness (USDA) (4) -30F / -34C
Summer average maximum temperatures Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
Hot (>30C / 86F)
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Identification


Apple trees
Spitzenburg
Country of origin United States
Period of origin 1800 - 1849
Fruit colour Orange / Red
Awards Slow Food - Ark of Taste
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