The Harrison apple dates back to the early 19th Century and was produced through the century in the eastern United States. After the turn of the 20th century, it’s production became so rare that by 1976, it was believed to be extinct. It is now so rare that only a few apple connoisseurs know that it exists. Today, a small group of home orchardists and small commercial growers are leading the recovery efforts for this prolific apple tree.
Harrison apples are known for the high quality of the cider it produces. The trees can produce more than a hundred bushels of apples which keep very well in storage.