Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | December 20, 2015

Esopus Spitzenburg


The Esopus Spitzenburg is probably the most noted for being one of Thomas Jefferson’s two favorite dinner or table apples.  (The other favorite the Albemarle Pippin).  He planted thirty-two Spitzenburg trees in the South Orchard at Monticello between 1807 and 1812.  This apple, praised for its appearance and taste, was discovered in Esopus, a town in the Hudson River Valley during the late 1700’s.

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