All-purpose keeper red apple. Rated highly for its flavor. Reputed to be Thomas Jefferson's favorite apple but there are lots of new varieties he never tried. October ripening. Perpetually high-ranking in tasting competitions, the Spitz is considered excellent for eating fresh as well as cooking. Great for apple pie. Try fresh slices accompanied by an aged cheddar cheese. Makes good dried apple rings. Also used for making cider.
The flavour is truly aromatic and matches the complexity of the English aromatic apples. The flesh is a buttery dense yellow, and there is a rich sharpness which is often characteristic of high quality dessert apples.
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