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Red Harelson Apple

Red Harelson Apple

Harelson Apple

Malus domestica 'Harelson'

Grandpa's Choice™ Red Haralson is a very hardy, heritage variety that has stood the test of time. Our strain is a very attractive red color that has less russetting and ripens earlier than the original Haralson. The fruit is crisp and juicy and the flesh white and firm. It has a mild, pleasant flavor. It is good for all uses. It will stores well into the winter. It is extremely hardy and good for areas that have really cold winters. It harvests late September, early October in the north.

Harelson Apple Pricing

Item # Description Price
2846 Red Harelson Apple - OUT OF STOCK FOR THE SEASON $0.00 Add Add to Cart


12-16 Feet



10-15 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8


Malus domestica 'Harelson'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Red Haralson is a vigorous and productive tree. It can overset fruit and become biennial bearing unless properly thinned. Thin the fruit agressively and early to help insure next years crop.


A Little History about Harelson Apple

The original Haralson was introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1923, where many important, very cold hardy varieties have come from. Its parents are Malinda X Wealthy.

Malus domestica 'Harelson' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Mid-season blooming
Excellent pollinizer
Pollinizer needed
Tends to biennial bear
Thin heavily for size
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Very vigorous
Early to bear
Harvest Period
Late season
Other Attributes
Keeps well
Grandpa's Choice™
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Frost Resistant
Very hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Cooking or baking
Good for pies
Good for sauce
Juice or Cider
High dessert quality