Early Harvest

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Fruit Fact: Early Harvest, a variety of apples

A very early tart yellow Summer apple, ripens over a longer period of time than yellow transparent. Great as an early cooker but a good dessert apple if you like tart apples.

Variety Background:

Most Common Name: Early Harvest
Species: malus domestica seedlng
Synonyms: Yellow Juneating, Yellow June, Yellow Harvest
Origin: 1700's, seedling from Long Island, New York.
Patents or Trademarks: None


Description: Small to medium sized pale yellow apple with smooth skin, light reddish-orange blush, has whitish surface specks that darken with fruit maturity.

Flavor and tasting notes: The juicy white flesh is tender yet crisp and has a tangy, rather brisk flavor.


Well adapted to a wide range of climate and soil condition.

Bloom Time Rating: F14

Growth Habit:


Harvest, storage and consumption:

Ripens June to July, doesn't store well.

Begin of Harvest: mid June
End of Harvest: early July
Stores Until: early Aug


Excellent cooking, brisk for eating but good for those who like a tart apple.

Eating: No
Cooking: Yes
Cider: No


Scab Susceptibility:
Fire Blight Susceptibility:
Powdery Mildew Susceptibility:
Cedar Apple Rust Susceptibility:
Black Rot Susceptibility:
Phytopthera Rots Susceptibility:
Fly Speck Susceptibility:
Coddling Moth Susceptibility:

Nurseries that carry this variety:

Big Horse Creek Farm