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Haralson apple tree

Malus domestica 'Haralson'

Haralson
Haralson is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Very late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3

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 apple trees for the northern states for sale

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  • Semi-dwarf 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    Semi-dwarf rootstock

History

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
  • Picking seasonVery late
  • UsesEating freshCulinaryJuiceDual purpose
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • General resistanceGood
  • FireblightSome resistance
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • Cedar apple rustSome resistance
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 3 (-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