Monday, September 19, 2016

Apples :: Haralson

Late Season • Tart • Heirloom

Haralson apples.
Ripens
Late September to Early October.

Characteristics
A complex tart flavor and firm texture. This distinctive apple is crisp and juicy, with characteristics that make it great for fresh eating, cooking, cider and storage. It is said to make a great-tasting and perfect-textured pie. 

History
Developed by the University of Minnesota, 1922 - a Minnesota heirloom.

Offspring: Honeygold, Honeycrisp.

Parentage: Malinda x Wealthy.

Storage
Keeps 4-5 months in storage, while retaining good flavor.

Notes
For years Haralson was the number one apple in Minnesota. The variety tends towards biennial bearing (altering between high and low yielding years).


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