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Shamrock apple

Medium size fruit is very similar in appearance to Granny Smith. Flesh is creamy light green and has a coarse texture with a sprightly flavor similar to McIntosh.

USDA identification images for Shamrock

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.

    Visitor reviews

    • 04 Sep 2012  BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada
      The Shamrock is the most productive and tastiest apple I have grown here on Vancouver Island - a crisp tart apple for eating, much like a Granny Smith. Also great for baking and dried (with the skin on).

    Tree register

    United States


    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2012 season

    • 10th May  2012  - tree owned by John in Madeira Park, Canada

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2012 season

    • 1st week October  2012  - tree owned by John in Madeira Park, Canada


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Spur McIntosh x Spur Golden Delicious
    • Originates from: Summerland, BC, Canada
    • Introduced: 1992
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1999-031


    • Country of origin: Canada

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Shamrock:

    United States


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