Haralson apple was introduced in 1922 by the University of Minnesota. This variety produces large, tart apples that are very firm. They are excellent for pies and also for fresh eating for those who prefer eating hard, tart apples. Haralson apples hold their shape well when sliced and cooked in a pie. They do not mush up when cooked so are not great for applesauce but excellent for all other cooked products. Extremely cold hardy variety that stores well.
We offer this variety on M7 rootstock which is semi-dwarf and free-standing.
Relished by deer and numerous small mammals.
Annual pruning is needed to promote better light penetration and air flow thru canopy for best colored and flavored fruits.
Less prone to apple scab than other varieties. Apples are prone to many insect and disease issues. Preventative spraying or growing the fruit in bags (organic) is suggested to obtain a quality fruit crop.
Named in honor of Charles Haralson who worked for the University of Minnesota’s fruit breeding station in the early 20th century. This variety was #1 in popularity in Minnesota for over 50 years until their introduction of Honeycrisp apple.
Haralson must be cross-pollinated with a crabapple or different apple variety to produce fruit.