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Haralson apple tree

Malus domestica 'Haralson'

Haralson is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Very late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
Haralson is a great all-round backyard apple variety, disease-resistant and cold-hardy.

Haralson apple trees for the northern states for sale

  • Medium 1-year bare-root tree $35.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    Semi-dwarf rootstock
    Out of stock
    Sorry we have sold out for this season

Haralson is an ideal backyard apple variety, especially for the northern states. It is one of the most cold-hardy apple varieties, suitable for zone 4 or even zone 3. It is also very productive and easy to train and grow.

The apples ripen very late in October, and can be kept in a cold store for several months. They can be eaten fresh, particularly if you like a tart apple, and also used for baking and juicing.


Haralson was one of the first new varieties to emerge from the highly-regarded University of Minnesota cold-hardy apple breeding program, and was released in 1922. One of the parents is Wealthy, the first apple variety specifically developed for cold-hardiness in Minnesota.

Haralson characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking seasonVery late
  • UsesEating freshCulinaryJuiceDual purpose
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Flavor style (apples)Sharper
  • Cooking resultKeeps shape
  • General resistanceGood
  • FireblightSome resistance
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • Cedar apple rustSome resistance
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(3) -40F / -40C
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colorGreen - lightOrange / RedOrange flush
  • Fruit sizeAverage