Apple season is in full swing across the state. And one apple variety in Minnesota is celebrating its 100th birthday this year — the Haralson:
“It was first introduced in 1922 and it became — up until the 1990s and most important apple variety we grew in Minnesota. So a reign for many decades until the Honeycrisp came along.”
Jim Luby is a professor in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences at the U of M. The most recent apple releases, First Kiss (known as Rave when grown outside of Minnesota) and Triumph, both children of Honeycrisp, along with SweeTango, which consumers have appreciated for over a decade.