Monday, September 19, 2016

Apples :: Haralson

Late Season • Tart • Heirloom

Haralson apples.
Late September to Early October.

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. 

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

Offspring: Honeygold, Honeycrisp.

Parentage: Malinda x Wealthy.

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

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

CSA Weeks #14 - #15

Whoops! I have let this slide a bit too much. Here's a few photos and newsletter links for the last couple weeks. Three more weeks to go, plus Fall Shares!

CSA Newsletter Week #15 ~ In the Box: romaine lettuce head, ground cherries (half shares), 1 sweet bell pepper, red and yellow onions, Russian Red garlic bulbs, arugula-mizuna greens mix, shallots, Swiss chard, carrots, bunch of basil, 6-7 State Fair apples, 3/4 lb leeks, mixed quart of heirloom tomatoes.

CSA Newsletter Week #14 ~ In the Box: Carrots, Kennebec potatoes, trio of Antohi Romanian frying peppers, Swiss chard, leeks, mixed quart of heirloom tomatoes, shallots, red and yellow onions, garlic, green pepper, valencia yellow tomatoes, McIntosh apples, bunch of mizuna greens, ground cherries.