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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