This variety is a sport (mutation) of the popular Haralson apple. This mutation was found by an orchardist in La Cresent, MN on one of his Haralson apple trees. Haralred apples have more of a full red skin color and do not have the striped skin that Haralson has. Otherwise the fruit is the same as Haralson in flavor, size and texture. Some claim Haralred ripens slightly earlier than Haralson.