Historic Hood River
“8 Year Old Spitzenbergs”
These eight year old Spitzenburg apple trees at the Maxwelton Orchard are ready for harvest. That may be Mr. Maxwelton himself.
Spitzenburgs were found in the Hudson River Valley of New York in the 1700’s. This article claims they were the favorite apple of Thomas Jefferson. They are still being grown in the Hood River Valley, though not in nearly the quantities of these early days.
We previously saw the crew of the Maxwelton Orchard in this great image.