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Fruit tree comparison - Spitzenburg
Apple trees


Esopus Spitzenberg is one of the best-flavored American heirloom apples, and a favourite of Thomas Jefferson.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Some needed
Cropping Heavy
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 4
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Average growth
Bearing regularity? Biennial tendency
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening


Picking season? Late
Use / keeping? 3 months or more
Should be stored for at least a month before eating.
Flavour quality? Exceptional
Flavour style Aromatic

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Overall disease resistance? Poor


Country of origin United States
Period of origin 1800 - 1849
Fruit colour Orange / Red
Leaf colour Green