[NAFEX] Newtown Spitzenburg apple
john.p.bunker at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 06:55:08 EST 2010
Newtown Spitzenburg Unknown parentage. Newtown, NY, 1817. Medium-
sized roundish-conic angular fruit, patched with glowing orange-red,
dark red and russet, sprinkled with russet dots. Eclipsed by two
apples that each bear half its name—Newtown Pippin and Esopus
Spitzenburg—it is quite the deserving apple in its own right. It has
been a personal favorite at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden tastings for
years. A true fall dessert apple. Each bite releases a charge of
flavor that percolates in the mouth and throat. In Apples of New York,
1905, Beach describes it as, “firm, fine-grained, crisp, juicy, mild
subacid mingled with sweet, rich, aromatic, very good to best in
flavor and quality.” He suggests it fell out of favor due to its
unreliable cropping, variable size and dull coloring. Not tested yet
in central Maine, so hardiness could be a concern for anyone north of
about Portsmouth NH.
trees at fedcoseeds.com
PO Box 520
Waterville ME 04903
On Nov 11, 2010, at 6:30 AM, Dave wrote:
> What is a Newtown Spitzenburg?
> I have heard of Newtown Pippin and Esopus Spitzenburg
> Dave Rogers
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