Description & Overview

Haralred Apple is an improved version of Haralson Apple. The medium-large fruits are firm and tart, making Haralred Apple an excellent choice making pies. This variety holds its shape when cooked, but it’s not suitable for applesauce. The fruit ripens in early October in S.E WI. Very cold hardy variety for those in northern zones.

Core Characteristics

Category: Fruit Trees

Wisconsin Native: No

USDA Hardiness Zone: to zone 3

Mature Height: 15 feet

Mature Spread: 15 feet

Growth Rate: Moderate

Growth Form: Tree

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Site Requirements: Well drained site

Flower: White

Bloom Period: Early-mid May

Foliage: Green

Fall Color: Yellow

Urban Approved: Yes

Fruit Notes: Medium to large; firm; tart

Suggested Uses

We offer this variety on M7 rootstock which is semi-dwarf and free-standing.

Haralred Apple is an improved version of Haralson Apple. The medium-large fruits are firm and tart, making Haralred Apple an excellent choice making p…

Wildlife Value

Haralred Apple is relished by deer and numerous small mammals.

Maintenance Tips

All apple varieties need to be winter pruned while dormant to promote better air flow and penetration of sunlight into the canopy for better quality fruit. Find more information on Training & Pruning Fruit Trees.

Pests/Problems

Haralred Apple is prone to many insect and disease issues like all other apple varieties. Growing the fruit in bags (organic) or following a spray regimen is essential to obtain a good quality crop. This apple variety shows good resistance to fireblight. Find a spraying guide and more information on Best Pesticides For The Home Orchardist.

Leaf Lore

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.

Companion Plants

Haralred Apple requires cross pollination with a different apple variety or crabapple to set fruit; however, it cannot be cross-pollinated with Haralson Apple.

Haralred Apple is an improved version of Haralson Apple. The medium-large fruits are firm and tart, making Haralred Apple an excellent choice making p…
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Written by Paul Schwabe