Spitzenburg: This "apple of connoisseurs" was discovered in upstate N.Y. in the early 1700's. Rumored to be the favorite of Thomas Jefferson, and definitely grown in his orchards at Monticello. Produced in the Hood River Valley, OR in the early 1900's. Rich, fruity aromatic flavor and crisp meat. A great dessert apple, it is often a favorite at Christmas time.
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