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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 is a good variety for attracting deer as the apples stay on the tree into winter.

Swaar identification images

USDA identification images for Swaar

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

  • Year: 1907

  • Year: 1903

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

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Spring blossom records for this variety

2020 season

  • 18th April  2020  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

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  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Introduced: Before 1770


  • Picking season: Late
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples): Sweeter
  • Flavor style (apples): Aromatic
  • Food uses: Eating fresh


  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3


  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Fruit colour: Green

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The following orchards grow Swaar:

United States


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