Esopus Spitzenburg Apple Tree

Certified Organic

Complex, beautiful flavors.

Blooms mid spring

From the early 1800s; thought to be Thomas Jefferson's favorite apple. A pale yellow apple with orange flush and an excellent, complex, sharp, honeyed, "spicy" flavor which improves with storage. Named after the Hudson Valley town of Esopus, NY, where it was found!
2 year old bare-root trees from our farm partner, Full Circus Farm in Pine Plains, NY.

All of our apple trees are offered on M111 root stock. This root stock leads to "semi-dwarf" fruit tree size, which is typically 15-20 feet high. M111 is adaptable to many soil types, and has been known to perform better in dryer soils and climates than other varieties.

Pollinator needed, recommended to cross pollinate with Liberty, Hudson's Golden Gem or Northern Spy.

Ploidy: Diploid - 2 sets of chromosomes

At this time, all of our bare-root fruit trees are offered for local pick up only, at our Accord, NY location.


This item is currently out of stock, but that doesn't mean it's gone for the season.
1 Bare Root Tree (4 ft. Height) $45.95 Out of Stock

Choose a site in full sun, with relatively well-drained soil. Plant your tree as soon as possible after pick up, and soak the roots in water a few hours before planting. Dig a hole that will accommodate the roots when they are spread out, plus a little extra room. When planting, keep the tree perpendicular to the ground, and keep the graft a few inches above the soil. Spread the roots out and gently fill in with soil all around. Tamp the soil down and water in very well. Keep well-watered and mulched while young trees are getting established.

Bloom Season Mid Spring
Spacing in Row 15'
Height at Maturity 15-20'
Width at Maturity 15'
Sun Preference Full Sun
Hardiness Zone Range Zones 4 - 7

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