Esopus Spitzenburg

A classic American heirloom apple that has a sweet, yet spritzy, flavor.  This apple has a light, pale yellow flesh, a crisp texture and lots of flavor.  It is famous for being grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello.  It was “discovered” in the 1700’s on a farm in New York, near the town of Esopus in the Hudson River Valley.  Great for fresh eating and also for baking. Esopus Spitzenburg are picked in early to mid-October.