Introduced by North Dakota State University in 1980. Its parents are Duchess and Starking Delicious. Hazen is pleasant for eating and good for cooking. You may be able to detect the influence of its Delicious parentage in the texture. Keep them cold, and eat them up soon because they won’t keep for more than a few days. Hazen makes a beautiful pink applesauce that is sweet in flavor. We like it mixed with Wealthy to add some zip.
Hazen is a natural semi-dwarf tree that grows no more than 10′ tall. It begins fruiting quite young, often by the third year.