|Discovered||1978 Contoocook, New Hampshire|
Hampshire is a firm, crisp, and juicy Mac-like apple. This nearly solid red apple has a thin, sturdy skin and bears a mild sweet, sub-acid flavor that becomes more aromatic as it ripens. The cream-colored flesh is firm and crisp making it an excellent fresh-eating and cooking apple. Hampshires are harvested from late September to mid-October, and they have good keeping quality.
Hampshire is a 1990 chance seedling that was discovered among a row of McIntosh trees at Gould Hill Apple Orchards in Hopkinton, New Hampshire.