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Harrison
Harrison Cider Apple Mid-Late Fall. Vintage cider apple. Unknown parentage. South Orange, Essex County, NJ, as early as 1712.

One of the most renowned American cider apples, dating from the early days of domestic cidermaking. Harrison cider was famous and considered to be better than champagne. Medium-small oval yellow-skinned fruit. Rich firm dry yellow flesh.

According to William Coxe in 1817, it makes a “high coloured, rich, and sweet cider of great strength, commanding a high price in New-York, frequently ten dollars and upwards per barrell.”

Vigorous productive tree. A Harrison revival is underway in several locations on the East Coast. Performing well in our central-Maine trials. Appears to be plenty hardy. Z4-8. Both Maine Grown. (3-6' trees)

Item Discounted
Price
131A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
sold out for orders received after 1/24/17
131C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
sold out for orders received after 2/28/17
Item Discounted
Price
131A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
sold out for orders received after 1/24/17
131C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
sold out for orders received after 2/28/17
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Additional Information

Apples

All apple trees require a second variety for pollination, but any apple or crabapple blooming at the same time, within a quarter mile, will probably do.

Planting distance depends on the rootstock:
Plant standard trees (A) 25-30' apart.
Plant Bud 118 (B) rootstocks 20-25' apart.
Plant M111 (C) rootstocks 15-20' apart.
Plant Bud 9 (D) rootstocks 5-10' apart.

Each apple variety has a climate range where it will thrive and produce its best fruit. At the end of each apple description we list a range of zones. For example, Z3-4 signifies that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 3 and 4 and that we don’t recommend it farther south even though it would be plenty hardy. Z4-6 means that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 4, 5 or 6. Although we have received reports from southern areas that some of our rarest Maine apples are thriving, we suggest you use this guide to select apples most appropriate to your area.

Varieties bearing annually are noted; others normally bear every other year. With diligent annual pruning and thinning, most apples will produce an annual crop, one heavy, the next light.

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