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Esopus Spitzenberg Apple

Esopus Spitzenberg Apple

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A famous heritage American variety, supposedly Thomas Jefferson’s favourite apple, and a parent of the Jonathan variety. From Esopus, Ulster County, NY, pre-1790. The flavour is complex with high acid content. The fruit is medium sized and an attractive bright red. Keeps, with good flavour, until March.

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5

Recommended Use: fresh eating, cider, cooking

Ripens: Mid October

Pollination: Requires a pollinator

Height including roots: 100-200 cm one-year tree

To Order for Fall 2020: orders for fall shipping or pick-up can be placed September to October for planting this year in early November, as weather permits. We sell only apples and pears bareroot in the fall, as they are most winter hardy. Everything else (as well as apple and pear) is available in spring. If you wish to place an order containing spring sale items, please email us to reserve them, or wait until December to order for the spring.

To Order for Spring 2021: orders for spring shipping or pick-up can be placed as early as December. If you wish to reserve anything before that time or have any questions, please email us: sales@silvercreeknursery.ca