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Spitzenburg (A)
Spitzenburg originated around 1790 in Esopus, NY.  It was Thomas Jefferson’s favorite apple. 

Fruit:
Spitzenburg is a medium-large sized cone shaped apple with tough skin.  It has an orange color with stripes and dots.  Spitzenburg is a hard apple that’s very crispy.

Bloom Time:
Mid April

Bloom Color:
Light pink-white

Pollination:
Diploid

Fruit Ripening Time:
Late October

Rootstocks:
EMLA 26 Antique apple Mature Height 10-12ft.

Tree Characteristics:
Spitzenburg is a moderately vigorous tree that is susceptible to canker, fire blight and scabbing. 

Exposure:
Full sun

Comments:
Spitzenburg is spicy and has juicy yellowish flesh color.  It’s very aromatic and acidic.  As it ages it improves drastically.