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Fruit Fact: Harrison, a variety of apples

Famous high quality cider apple from New Jersey that was thought to be extinct but was re-discovered.

Variety Background:

Most Common Name: Harrison
Origin: Originated in Essex County, New Jersey, early 19th century and was grown extensively throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Eastern United States until about 1900. Thought to be extinct, but was rediscovered by Paul Gidez in New Jersey in 1976.
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Highly productive tree

Vigor: T3

Harvest, storage and consumption:

Good keeper

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Makes an excellent, full bodied cider.

Eating: No
Cooking: No
Cider: Yes


Scab Susceptibility: Low
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Black Rot Susceptibility: Low
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Not a whole lot of references. Arch of Taste