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Haralson Apple tree

Owner: Susan

Location:  Middleton, WI, United States

Age:Planted in about
Pruning:1st pruning Feb 2011
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Japanese beetle

Owner's comments

This tree is located 5 ft. northeast of a large maple stump. This tree is doing a little better than it's sister (we have two Haralsons). It had a dozen apples on it - only one has fallen off and that was a couple of weeks ago. I'm not sure when I wrote the above, perhaps July 2011. A few more apples fell off in August. I set them aside to ripen... when I cut them open, the core was black and spreading into the fruit. Picked the rest of the apples in early Oct0ber - no black centers. They did have quite a few worm trails within them - no worms - and the clean pieces left were delicious and plenty enough to make a chunky apple pie.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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