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Apple trees
Spitzenburg

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


Apple trees
Spitzenburg
Picking seasonLate
UsesEating fresh
Cooking
Juice
CroppingHeavy
Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
Flavor style (apples)Aromatic
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
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Growing


Apple trees
Spitzenburg
Gardening skillSome needed
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Pollination group4
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
VigourAverage vigour
Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
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Disease resistance


Apple trees
Spitzenburg
General resistancePoor
CankerVery susceptible
ScabVery susceptible
FireblightVery susceptible
Cedar apple rustSome susceptibility
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Climate


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


Apple trees
Spitzenburg
Country of originUnited States
Period of origin1800 - 1849
Fruit colorOrange / Red
AwardsSlow Food - Ark of Taste
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