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Haralson Apple tree

Owner: Susan

Location:  Middleton, WI, United States

Age:Planted in about
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:Japanese beetles

Owner's comments

This tree is 10 ft west of a maple stump. The tree is 4-6 years old - it was more than a whip when planted 3 (or was it 4) years ago. It had about six clusters of blossoms this spring (2011) which turned into 11-12 apples. They started to blush red about the 3rd week of July. The first week of August, one, then four more apples fell from the tree. : ( Last year (2010) it had one apple but a deer wandered through and ate it. About six apples reached a 3 1/2 inch maturity when picked in late September. They were still a bit green but I was concerned about the forecasted frost harming them. The flesh was white but had brown worm trails through about a quarter of it. I wasn't able to slice the apple for a pie but the cubes still baked up deliciously. The raw pieces were crispy and sweet.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Harvest: 4th week September
    about a dozen blossoms
  • 2010

    about a half dozen blossoms
  • 2009

    no blossoms

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