Versatile Heirloom Apples Haralson Apple TreeGreenish-Yellow Apples & Red-Striped
Creamy White Firm Flesh
Crisp & Juicy Texture
Very Cold Hardy
Fragrant White Flowers
Pollinators & Hummingbirds
Easy Care & Low Maintenance
Space-Saving Tree Form
Larger Yields With Gala, Honeycrisp & Red Delicious
1000 Chill Hours
Stores for Months
Fresh Eating, Fruit Salads, Cheese Trays & Pies
The Haralson Apple Tree (Malus x ‘Haralson’) has been pleasing apple aficionados for nearly a century! Introduced in 1922, this reliable smaller tree form bears large crops without taking up excessive space.
This prestigious fruit tree is extremely cold hardy with a short growing season, so you can enjoy fresh apples in colder climates.
The profusion of white blossoms arrives late in spring (after any threat of frost) making them ideal for northern gardeners and areas prone to late frosts. Pollinators and hummingbirds are grateful for the nectar resource!
The greenish-yellow apples are delightfully round and ripen to medium-sized red fruit, spattered with kisses of golden yellow and charming green freckles.
You’ll love when this biennial bearing produces. The Haralson’s short stature offers a striking tree form and produces ample crops to please any apple lover.
These are juicy and ideal for cider, baking, or eating fresh. With very firm white flesh featuring a complex, tart flavor, you’ll love slicing one fresh and using it in your salads and cheese trays. This is also an excellent apple for baked goods and pies because it holds its shape!
Haralson requires a pollinating partner. Luckily it does well with the most popular apple cultivars on the market: the Gala, Honeycrisp, Red Delicious!
How to Use Haralson Apple Tree In The LandscapeNot all home gardeners have acres available for personal orchards. The Haralson is ideal for those that want delicious apples but cannot commit more yard than they have to spare.
Gain larger yields with a pollinator partner, plus you can even plant the Haralson in the same hole with its buddy to save space! Read about it here in our Blog.
Plant as a backdrop to your vegetable garden or as a picnic destination at the back of your yard. Anchor cottage and perennial gardens with these charming trees.
Accents and specimens, front yard gardening, edible landscaping and dual-purpose gardening all benefit from their size and beauty.
#ProPlantTips For CareApple trees require full sun. Provide a protected location and plant in rich, organically fertile, well-drained soil.
Consistent watering during drought is key. A layer of mulch will insulate the roots and hold moisture in better as well.
Prune in winter for good air circulation and aim for full sun for best performance. Apple scab resistant!
Very cold hardy and requiring about 1000 chill hours, these are perfect trees for climates in growing zones 3-6. Developed in the fruit breeding program at the University of Minnesota, so you know they’re cold tolerant!
Own a piece of Apple history! Order in time to celebrate the Haralson Apple’s centennial birthday from Nature Hills today, before another century passes us by!
Haralson Apple Tree Frequently Asked QuestionsWhen to Plant Haralson Apple TreesPlanting Bareroot trees as soon as you can dig a hole in spring and until hot weather, the earlier the better. Plant container Apple trees throughout the growing season with complete success – that is the benefit of container plants – to extend the planting season. Your County Agricultural Extension Office is a great resource for first and last frost dates in your area.
How to Plant Haralson Apple TreesDig a large hole only as deep as needed to accommodate the bareroot or container root ball, and twice as wide. Add Nature Hills Root Booster to speed root establishment. Remove the pot or bag and situate it into the hole so the top of the soil (soil line if bareroot), is level with the new location’s soil being careful not to plant too deep. Water in again very well and backfill with the same soil you dug up, tamping down gently to ensure there are no air pockets.
Top off with a 3-4 inch thick layer of Arborist mulch. Consider staking your tree to keep its trunk growing straight for the first year to ensure it stands tall against strong winds and drifting snow.
When to Prune Haralson Apple TreesTrim off any broken branches from delivery as soon as you take them out of the box. Prune and trim apple trees while dormant, in late winter or early spring, before you see new growth.
How to Prune Haralson Apple TreesDormant prune to:
Remove any double leaders or narrow crotch angles
Eliminate any crossing branches
Thin interior branching and leave the fruiting spurs and strong branches in place opening up the canopy
Branching at least 24-36 inches above the ground
Prune Apple trees in the summer to:
Control size and shape by reducing the length of longer new growth on vigorous trees
Remove water sprouts on the main trunk or older branches in the crown
Remove suckers at the base of the trunk
Thin fruit during heavy years on established trees
How to Care for Haralson Apple TreesGrowing an apple tree is easy when proper soil, good drainage, attention to moisture, and regular fertility are maintained. Once you’ve chosen an apple tree that works for your climate, in the size you need for your landscape, and its pollinator (if needed), then you’ve accomplished half the battle!
Apple trees do best in full sun and well-drained soil
Water your apple trees when it gets dry – especially during the fruit production stage, and drought periods to keep it stress-free
Use arborists’ wood chips to mulch over the roots of your apples and have your soil tested to see what your soil may be lacking before adding fertilizers
Maintenance pruning and shaping
Apple trees will tolerate a wide range of soils, so long as water and nutrients are not limited and the pH level is adequate.
How to Fertilize Haralson Apple TreesFor the first year, water alone is most important. It is always best to get a soil test to see what your soil is lacking before adding more fertilizers. Once established, a fertilizer routine may be beneficial. We do offer some excellent slow-release organic options, applied according to the package directions.
Fruit trees need more phosphate and it’s possible to apply too much nitrogen which affects the soil’s pH. Test soil acidity or alkalinity using a pH Tester.
Fertilize in spring when you first see new growth emerging.
Don’t overdo it
Phosphates are your friends
Pay attention to pH in areas with extremely high or low soil pH
Follow the directions
Haralson Apple Tree Pollinating InfoHaralson is not self-fruiting and needs a pollinating partner. Pair with one of these varieties:
Gala Apple Tree
Honeycrisp Apple Tree
Red Delicious Apple Tree
Harvest Times for Haralson Apple TreesHaralson’s are typically ready to harvest in October.
Early-Season? Mid-Season? Late-Season? The terminology can be confusing for new apple tree growers. Weather, climate and your tree determine when it’s ripe.
Early-season is usually June-July
Mid-season can be August-September
Late-season can be from late September-November
The growing season consists of spring, summer, and fall, and varies with climate and weather. Areas with longer growing seasons in the warmer hardiness zones can greatly affect the harvest times for each particular apple variety grown in your area. Learn which growing zone you are in.
What Shipping Options Do You Offer?NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Haralson Apple Tree for sale here at NatureHills.com!
Haralson Apple Tree
Versatile Heirloom Apples Haralson Apple Tree Greenish-Yellow Apples & Red-Striped Creamy White Firm Flesh Crisp & Juicy Texture Very Cold Hardy Fragrant White Flowers Pollinators & Hummingbirds Easy Care & Low Maintenance Space-Saving Tree Form
Versatile Heirloom Apples Haralson Apple TreeGreenish-Yellow Apples & Red-Striped