Esopus Spitzenburg is considered one of the best highly flavored eating apples in America and is distinguishable by its blocky shape and vibrant reddish-orange skin.
Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Bill and Andrea at Champlain Orchards are committed to ecological practices and are Eco-Apple certified. Due to the challenges of our Northeast climate, organic certification of apples is incredibly difficult. Their apples are never sprayed; only in the flowering stage are the trees treated using Integrated Pest Management to cut down on the risk of scab. No chemical pesticides are used on the orchards.
A decent flavor, but quite mealy. Admittedly, they've been cellared for some time - they're probably much better in the Fall! We opted to cook them all instead and they make good pie and sauce.