Apple 'Early Harvest'

Malus x domestica

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: x domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Early Harvest
Additional cultivar information:(aka Yellow June, Yellow Harvest, Yellow Juneating)
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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


20-30 ft. (6-9 m)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

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Propagation Methods:

By grafting

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Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Laurens, Iowa

Radford, Virginia

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 13, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

There are two positives about this apple. It is early, In my childhood it was the first apple to ripen and it is a decent cooking apple. Other summer apples were larger, and had more flavor but you had to wait a couple of more weeks for them. It was very popular on farms in Virginia for its earliness. If I could only have tree of summer apples this would not be it, but with a small orchard it would be included.


On Nov 27, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Also known as: Yellow June, Yellow Harvest, Yellow Juneating.

Early Harvest is believed to have originated in the 1700's in Long Island, New York. It ripens over an extended period, grows well in all types of soil, and is prized for its great eating and cooking qualities. The fruit is medium in size with smooth, pale yellow skin. The tender white flesh is crisp and juicy with a brisk, tangy flavor. Ripens June to July in most areas.