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Swaar apple


Swaar is thought to have been raised by Dutch settlers in the Hudson River valley in the late 18th century.

The apples are quite large, often with considerable russeting ocer a pale green skin.

The flesh is creamy white, and firm rather than crisp. The flavor is good for such an old variety, sweet and aromatic, sweetening in storage.



Swaar identification photos

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Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Esopus, New York, United States
  • Introduced: Before 1770
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1941
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1948-180

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Green
  • Flesh colour: White to Cream, pale yellow
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Bultitude apple group: 2. Green, smooth, sweet

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months

Growing

  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Large
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799


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