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Sharon apple

Yellow fruit striped with red. Flesh sweet, soft & juicy. Can lack acidity and taste woody. Generally similar to McIntosh, but sweeter and firmer. High quality.

USDA identification images for Sharon

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

  • USDA watercolor image of Malus domestica: Sharon

Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

Visitor reviews

  • 11 Jul 2013  MASSACHUSETTS, United States
    The Sharon apple is superior in shape, texture and color, and in shelf life. But I could not appreciate much taste. Of course these came from the supermarket, which may have had soomething to do with it.
  • 23 Apr 2013  SC, United States
    purchased a couple of sharon apples at the ft. jackson commissary...loved them. Nice and crispy, a bit sweeter than the fuji

Tree register

We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet. If you have a Sharon tree you can register it here.


  • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
  • Parentage: McIntosh x Longfield
  • Originates from: United States
  • Introduced: 1906
  • Developed by: Iowa State Agricultural Experiment Station
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1923-073


  • Country of origin: United States

Where to buy fresh fruit

The following orchards grow Sharon:

United States

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