Swaar was developed by Dutch settlers in New York’s Hudson River Valley and was first cited in 1804 (its Dutch name refers to its size and weight). It is a large, slightly conical green apple with a yellow blush and some russeting. Its light yellow flesh is crisp, sweet, and moderately juicy. Swaar is considered better for fresh eating than cooking.

Discovered: 1804 Hudson River Valley

Parentage: Unknown

Harvest: None