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Swaar

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Said to have been raised by Dutch settlers near Esopus on the Hudson River, USA. Recorded in 1804. Fruits have firm, fine, creamy white flesh with a sweet, aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Der Schwere Apfel, Hardwich, Hardwick, Schwere Apfel, Schwerer Apfel, Suaar, Swaar Appel, Swaar Apple, Zwaar
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Flat globose 2
Size
medium 2
Height
51.00mm 2
Width
64.00mm 2
Ribbing
strong 2
Ground Colour
Whitish green 2
Over Colour
Purple 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Russet
high-very high 2
Greasiness
Medium 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1948 - 180

  

Accession name
Swaar
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register