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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 photos

UK National Fruit Collection
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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
  • Originates from: Esopus, New York, United States
  • Introduced: Before 1770
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1941
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1948-180


  • Fruit colour: Green
  • Flesh colour: White to Cream, pale yellow
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Bultitude apple group: 2. Green, smooth, sweet


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months


  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Large
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799

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