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Hazen apple

Last updated 01 Jan 2014.

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Current rating: 3.5 out of 5. Total votes cast: 4

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13 Oct 2016 
Best short season apple. High production , pleasant dark red color and juicy flesh. Best eating out of hand, very soft when baked, best sauce when mixed with very tart apples. Better apple butter than jelly.

30 Dec 2014 
I wanted a good variety for the Dakotas so I planted a Hazen some years ago. Prolific bearer, the weight of the large & many fruit breaks down its own branches. Tree heals over & keeps going, talk about a survivor. Birds leave this one alone unlike my other varieties. However my Hazen apples are just not that tasty.

15 Aug 2012 
This is a very good tasting fruuit. It will keep in a crisper drawer of refrig. well into early spring.

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Large round dark red fruit. Greenish yellow, medium firm, juicy, very sweet flesh; mildly subacid flavor. Pleasant for eating, good dessert and cooking apple. Named after both the nearby town of Hazen, and Dean Arlon Hazen, the Director of the North Dakota Experiment Station.

Hazen phototape


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Duchess Oldenburg x Starking Delicious
  • Originates from: Mandan, North Dakota, United States
  • Introduced: 1980
  • Developed by: Neal S. Holland, North Dakota State University
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1733
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1981-026


  • Flowering period: Early season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Fertility: Self-sterile


  • Fireblight  - Some resistance

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Hazen identification photos from official fruit collections

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Hazen identification photos from website visitors

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2013 season

  • 1st June  2013  - tree owned by Kathy in Carrington, United States
  • 1st June  2013  - tree owned by Kathy in Carrington, United States

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2013 season

  • 1st week September  2013  - tree owned by Kathy in Carrington, United States
  • 1st week September  2013  - tree owned by Kathy in Carrington, United States

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