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Haruka apple

Malus domestica

Haruka was developed in Japan and is known for its large size and exceptional sweetness.

Haruka apples are exceptionally late ripening, harvesting begins in December, often when there is snow on the trees. This encourages the formation of a water-core or honey-core - a translucent sugary central area within the flesh of the apple.

USDA identification images for Haruka

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Developed by: Iwate Agricultural University


    • Picking season: Very late
    • Cropping: Good
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months


    • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3


    • Country of origin: Japan
    • Fruit size: Very large
    • Fruit colour: Gold

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