Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | December 20, 2015

Esopus Spitzenburg

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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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