Esopus Spitzenburg apple identification

Esopus Spitzenburg apple identification
One of the great American apple varieties, thought to be Thomas Jefferson's favourite. Noted for its spicy flavour, and for its susceptibility to any and every disease afflicting apples. Parentage: Unknown. Introduced / discovered in Early 1800s.

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Identification

  • Flesh colour - White to Cream, pale yellow
  • Flesh colour - White to Greenish to Greenish Yellow
  • Flesh colour - Yellow to Very Yellow
  • Fruit size - Small
  • Fruit size - Medium
  • Fruit size - Large
  • Fruit size - Variable
  • Fruit shape - Round-conical
  • Fruit shape - Conical
  • Fruit shape - Long-conical
  • Fruit shape - Oblong-conical
  • Shape features - Anglular (flat-sided)
  • Shape features - Regular, round
  • Shape features - Ribbed
  • Shape features - Prominent uneven ribs
  • Shape features - Slightly, broadly, obscurely ribbed
  • Shape features (vertical view) - Tapering toward calyx end or apex
  • Shape uniformity - Uniform, in size and shape
  • Bultitude apple group - 7. Flushed / striped, some russeting, sweet
  • Seeds - size - Large
  • Core - Abaxile / Irregular
  • Core - Closed
  • Core - Open
  • Seeds - point - Acute
  • Seeds - characteristics - Dark
  • Core - carpels - Hollow cylinder at center
  • Core - carpels - Tufted
  • Core - lines - Moderate
  • Core - lines - Wide
  • Core - lines meeting - Base of calyx tube
  • Core - lines meeting - Sides of calyx tube
  • Calyx / Sepals- Opening - Small
  • Calyx / Sepals- Opening - Medium
  • Calyx / Sepals - Size - Short
  • Calyx / Sepals - Width - Narrow
  • Calyx Tube - Shape - Conic
  • Calyx Tube -  Length - Long
  • Calyx Tube -  Length - Medium
  • Calyx Tube -  Size - Medium
  • Calyx Tube -  Size - Small
  • Calyx Tube -  Stamen - Marginal 
  • Calyx Tube -  Stamen - Median
  • Calyx Tube -  Stamen - Basal
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Green with brown tips
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Closed
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Partially Open
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Convergent
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Connivent
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Erect
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Reflexed
  • Russet - Present
  • Russet % coverage - Medium
  • Russet % coverage - Low
  • Russet details - Capillary lines, Netting, Veins, Webbing
  • Russet details - Radiating, stellate, rays, stripes
  • Russet details - Dots, Patches, Spots
  • Russet details - In stem cavity
  • All green or yellow - Other colors present
  • Skin color (when ripe) - Red
  • Skin color (when ripe) - Yellow (+/or) Green with some Red (+/or) Pink
  • Skin color (when ripe) - Red (+/or) Purple to nearly Black
  • Skin color (when ripe) - Orange - Yellow with Red towards Brown
  • Skin color (when ripe) - Variable
  • Skin blush - Present
  • Skin blush (color) - Red to Deep Red into Dark Purple
  • Scarf skin - Not present
  • Suture lines - Not present
  • Bloom - Not present
  • Skin waxy or greasy - Waxy or greasy (fresh or stored)
  • Skin waxy or greasy - No waxiness or greasiness present
  • Skin feel - Dry
  • Skin feel - Moderate smoothness, moderate shine
  • Skin feel - Hammering, peening, tiny pits, shallow dimples
  • Skin feel - Not smooth, Rough
  • Stripes - Stripes present
  • Stripes - No stripes
  • Stripes (details) - Mixed stripes, colors
  • Stripes (details) - Washed - faded
  • Stripes (color) - Dark Red
  • Stripes (color) - Crimson to Purplish
  • Stripes (color) - Mixed colors
  • Stripes (color) - Scarlet, Carmine (red orange)
  • Stripes (color) - Red
  • Stem (length) - Medium
  • Stem (length) - Long
  • Stem (thickness) - Slender
  • Stem (thickness) - Medium
  • Stem cavity (russet) - Little, light russet
  • Stem cavity (russet) - Russet rays extening out from stem cavity
  • Stem cavity (russet) - Yellow to Golden Brown Russet
  • Stem (position) - Inclined, Oblique, laying to the side
  • Stem (position) - Slightly Oblique
  • Stem (position) - Upright
  • Stem (details) - Curved
  • Stem (details) - Knobby, Clubbed
  • Stem (color) - Brown
  • Stem Cavity (protruberances) - Compressed
  • Stem Cavity (protruberances) - Furrows, Corrugated
  • Stem Cavity (side view depth) - Deep
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Brown
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Green
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Lipped - fold of skin over stem end
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Red
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Russet
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Yellow
  • Stem Cavity (slope to stem) - Steep, Acuminate slope
  • Stem Cavity (slope to stem) - Acute, Medium Slope
  • Stem Cavity (top view orientation) - Oblique - slanted to one side
  • Stem Cavity (top view orientation) - Symmetrical
  • Stem Cavity (top view width) - Moderate, Medium width
  • Stem Cavity (top view width) - Narrow
  • Stem Cavity (top view width) - Wide, Broad
  • Basin skin - Red
  • Basin skin - Yellow
  • Basin skin - Bloom, Scarf, Waxy, Dusty
  • Basin skin - Green
  • Basin width - Narrow
  • Basin width - Moderate
  • Basin russet - Usually Russet free
  • Basin (top view) - Uneven, Oblique, Slanted
  • Basin (side view slope to eye) - Tight, Acuminate
  • Basin (side view slope to eye) - Tight to medium slope
  • Basin (side view slope to eye) - Acute, Regular, Medium slope
  • Basin (side view slope to eye) - Obtuse, gradual slope to eye
  • Basin (side view slope to eye) - Variable
  • Basin (side view depth) - Shallow
  • Basin (side view depth) - Medium depth
  • Basin (protruberances) - Beaded, Mammiform
  • Basin (protruberances) - Ridged, Ribbed
  • Basin (protruberances) - Undulate, Furrowed, Wavy, Puckered
  • Basal lobes - Present, Crowned, or 5-lobed
  • Basal lobes - Slightly present
  • Dots (description) - Elongated toward stem end
  • Dots (description) - Gray
  • Dots (description) - Raised
  • Dots (description) - Russet
  • Dots (description) - Yellow
  • Dots (numbers) - Numerous
  • Dots (size) - Large
  • Dots (size) - Medium
  • Dots (size) - Small
  • Dots (skin lenticels) - Conspicuous, prominent, distinct
  • Dots (spread) - Enter the stem cavity
  • Dots (spread) - From Basin lessening toward Cavity
  • Flesh (staining) - Green
  • Flesh (staining) - Not present
  • Flesh (texture) - Crisp, Breaking into chuncks
  • Flesh (texture) - Firm, Hard
  • Flesh (grain) - Fine
  • Flesh (juiciness) - Juicy or Very Juicy

Using

  • Uses - Eat fresh
  • Uses - Cooking
  • Uses - Juice
  • Uses - Drying
  • Flavour quality - Exceptional
  • Flavour quality - Very good
  • Flavour style - Aromatic
  • Flavour style - Honeyed / Scented
  • Flavour style - Sweeter
  • Harvest period - Mid-Late season
  • Harvest period - Late season
  • Only sweet flavor - Tart, sub-acid, or bitter flavor detected

Growing

  • Flowering period - Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group - 4
  • Fruit bearing - Spur-bearer
  • First planted - Before 1950

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