TJ Apple of the Month: Esopus Spitzenburg

Not Spitenburgs

Not Spitzenburgs

Sounding like a prehistoric, miniature horse (that would be Eohippus to the dinosaur-savvy), Esopus Spitzenburg was considered one of TJ’s four favorites. Like the mighty A.P., Esopus Spitzenburg was a dessert fruit. Despite cultivating less than two dozen trees, Monticello’s most famous Pomologist, apparently journalled (read: blogging in pre-Internet times) more about Esopus Spitzenburg than any other kind.

Source: The Twinleaf Journal

Photo courtesy of foodista

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3 Responses to TJ Apple of the Month: Esopus Spitzenburg

  1. […] {This is the third post in a series on Thomas Jefferson’s favorite foods. For part I click here. For part II, click here.} […]

  2. […] Part I of Tj’s Favorite Apples click here. You’ll find Part II here. And not- to-be-missed, Part III is […]

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