Thought to be a Malinda seedling or perhaps Malinda x Ben Davis cross developed by the University of Minnesota in Excelsior and introduced in 1923. An all purpose apple that will keep all winter, Haralson is as famous in Minnesota as Macs are in Maine. The apple was also the first major release by the University there (the most recent being Honeycrisp). Low acidity with hints of bubblegum, we think it melts like candy in your mouth.