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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.

Sharon identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 11 Jul 2013  Sid,  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  Neil Kirkwood,  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.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: McIntosh x Longfield
  • Originates from: United States
  • Introduced: 1906
  • Developed by: Iowa State Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1904
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1923-073

Offspring of this variety

Where to buy fresh fruit

United States

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