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Synonyms: Harelson

Identification: Medium size fruit, round conic in shape. Yellow base colour and profusely striped with red, russeted and marked with moderately large lenticels. The stem is long and slender, set in moderately deep and narrow cavity.

Characteristics: White flesh, fine-grained, firm, crisp and juicy. Wonderful blend of sweetness and acidity, but that balance emerges best when allowed to fully tree ripen, so store-bought Haralsons tend to be rather tart. Aromatic.

Uses: Primarily a fresh-eating apple. Often used for pies since it holds its shape and texture. Popular for blending in apple cider, providing a pleasant acidity.

Origins: Introduced in 1922 by the University of Minnesota Agricultural Experimental Station in Excelsior, Minnesota (U.S.A) which described it as being the result of an open pollinated Malinda , with the likely pollen parent often identified as Ben Davis . However, DNA testing in 2004 has identified the male parent as being Wealthy . It was named for Charles Haralson, superintendent of the university's breeding program at the time.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous, upright growth habit with a strong central leader. Bears fruit early, sometimes as young as two years. Biennial tendencies can be controlled to a degree with thinning after the fruit set.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile

Progeny: Honeygold

20 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps well for up to five months in cold storage.

Vulnerabilities: Resistant to scab, blight, Rust and mildew.

Harvest: Late in the fourth period.

Harvest period: 4

Hardiness Zone min: 3

Hardiness Zone max: 6

Status: dual

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 15

Flowers: White

Associated apples:

Type: dual

characteristics: The flesh is yellowish with red stains. Firm and crisp, Very juicy, sweet-sharp and needs to mature in storage for the best flavours to emerge.

Synonyms: Morden 352, Rosy Bloom

Morden 363
Type: dessert

characteristics: The flesh is cream-coloured. Firm and somewhat tart.

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Type: dual

characteristics: Flesh is greenish, very crisp. Juicy with nutty, pear-drop flavour, but needs to ripen fully on the tree to develop.

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Type: dual

characteristics: The flesh is yellowish, crisp. Juicy and flavourful.

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Type: dual

characteristics: The flesh is white and firm. Sharp.

Synonyms: (NY 17—207