Spitzenburg originated around 1790 in Esopus, NY. It was Thomas Jefferson’s favorite apple.
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.
EMLA 26 Antique apple Mature Height 10-12ft.
Spitzenburg is a moderately vigorous tree that is susceptible to canker, fire blight and scabbing.
Spitzenburg is spicy and has juicy yellowish flesh color. It’s very aromatic and acidic. As it ages it improves drastically.