Apple (Malus) 'Spitzenburg' ('Esopus Spitzenburg')

Spitzenburg Apple

Categories: Fruit Tree

Medium apple with crisp, yellow skin covered with inconspicuous red stripes and russet freckles. Flesh is tinged yellow, firm, aromatic and complex in flavor...said to be a perfect balnce between sharp and sweet.

More About Apple (Malus) 'Spitzenburg' ('Esopus Spitzenburg')

  • originated in New York prior to 1800
  • Thomas Jefferson's favorite apple
  • one of the best tasting of all apples

Unexcelled in flavor or quality...good off the tree but improves in storage.

We do NOT SHIP plants. ALL Sales are in person at our garden center.


10-20 Ft

Hardiness Zone:


Apple (Malus) 'Spitzenburg' ('Esopus Spitzenburg') Characteristics

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil

Bearing/Fruiting Time

  • Mid season

Bloom Time

  • Mid season

Fruit Qualities

  • sweet
  • aromatic
  • texture, hard/firm
  • distinct flavor
  • crisp

Fruiting Attributes

  • good for cider
  • stores well/good keeper
  • medium size
  • antique variety
  • all purpose
  • good for eating
  • good for cooking/baking

Plant Size

  • Semi-dwarf (12-18')