Historic Hood River
“Six Yr. Spitz, 11 yr. Roots”
The Masons (Liberty Home Orchard in Pine Grove) must have been very proud of this tree as they included it in their family album. As you can see from the title it a six year old Spitzenburg apple tree on 11 year old roots.
Spizenburgs date from the early 18th century. Thomas Jefferson reportedly grew them at Monticello. You can still find them in the valley if you look hard enough.