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Similkameen Nurseries Ltd.

Apple "Esopus Spitzenburg" Potted (3 Gal)

Regular price $74.30 CAD
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Order fulfilment occurs after harvest between April 1st - April 30th

Esopus Spitzenburg

American Multi-purpose Apple

            [Acid-high; Sugar-high; Tannin-low]

Fresh, Culinary, Cider

Balanced, Tropical, Crisp

Physical Attributes:
  • Shape: Medium-sized, round oblong
  • Skin: Orange base with red streaks and tan lenticels
  • Flesh: Buttery, dense, yellow

          Aromatic balance of spice notes, citrus, tropical fruit and a delightful sharpness. Excellent flavour that improves with storage, especially after one month.

Neat History:

          Identified in Esopus New York sometime between 1770-1790. This cultivar has a brief cameo in American author Herman Melville's 1853 short story Bartleby, the Scrivener

Growing Attributes:
  • Precocity: Average
  • Vigour: Good, but somewhat irregular
  • Disease Tolerance: Poor
  • Zone Hardiness: 4 (Map Link) prefers a cooler summer
  • Pollination Group: IV (Chart) (Diploid, Self-Sterile
  • Cropping: Biennial
  • Picking Season: Late October – Early November
  • Storage: 3-6 months
  • Special Care: Uneven growth, limbs can be somewhat top heavy. Spur-bearing


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