USDA identification images for Hampshire
The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.
Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
- 13 Oct 2014 ChristinePA, United StatesI first tasted this apple at Morgan Orchard in Union, WV. I picked one up to snack on and ended up turning back to the orchard to get more. They have very few trees of it and unfortunately haven't often been able to get a saleable crop. It is a great apple when you can find it.
- 28 Dec 2011 Julie cGA, United StatesThis is my hands down favorite variety of apple. I first tried it at Mercier Orchards in 2009 and now travel there annually to buy several pecks of it. I've even introduced it to a few friends and family who agree it is exceptional. Its the perfect balance between sweet and tart and it's smallish size is the perfect serving size for my children. I'd love to buy a few trees, but I'm having difficulty finding someone who stocks it.
We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet. If you have a Hampshire tree you can register it here.
- Species: Malus domestica - Apple
- Parentage: Originated as chance seedling in a Red Delicious Orchard
- Originates from: New Hampshire, United States
- Introduced: 1990
- Country of origin: United States
Where to buy fresh fruit
The following orchards grow Hampshire: