Cross pollination of apple trees

Asked March 27, 2020, 10:47 AM EDT

What are the best apple trees to cross pollination with a Honey Crisp and/or Haralson? What is the difference between a Haralson and Red Haralson?

Scott County Minnesota

1 Response

Honeycrisp, Haralson, Haralred, Sweet Sixteen, State Fair, Keepsake, Cortland, Zestar! or Paula Red would pollinate each other. Many crabapples would also work as a pollinator.

Haralred is earlier, redder, and sweeter, without the common russeting problem many Haralsons have.

Information on some of these varieties can be found at https://mnhardy.umn.edu/varieties/fruit/apples/all-apple-varieties
and https://extension.umn.edu/fruit/growing-apples#apple-varieties-recommended-for-minnesota-247061