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Esopus Spitzenburg

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated at Esopus, Ulster County, New York, USA. Known before 1790. Fruits have crisp, tender flesh with a subacid and aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Aesopus Spitzemberg, Aesopus Spitzenberg, Aesopus Spitzenburg, Aesopus Spitzenburgh, Asopus Spitzenburg, Esopus, Esopus (Spitzenburg), Esopus Spitzemberg, Esopus Spitzenberg, Esopus Spitzenburgh, Ezop Spitzenburg, Spitszenburgh, Spitzenberg, Spitzenburg, Spitzenburgh, True Spitzenberg, True Spitzenburg, True Spitzenburgh
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Mother to:
Idagold
Jonathan
Stearns

Accession No.
1950 - 033

  

Accession name
Esopus Spitzenburg
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
61.32 mm 1
Width
63.58 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Juiciness
dry 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register