Also known as: Spitzenburg, True Spitzenburg
Originated in Esopus, New York in the 1700’s and fabled as the all-time favorite apple of Thomas Jefferson. In 1790 he ordered 12 trees from a Long Island nursery to plant at Monticello. It is believed to be a parent of Jonathan. Fruit is medium to large with bright red skin mixed with splashes of orange and having crisp, yellow, aromatic flesh. Ripens in September.