Honey Crisp Apple
If you've ever heard of an apple- its probably the Honeycrisp. The University of Minnesota introduced this cold hardy apple variety in 1991 and it has only grown in popularity ever since. Its creation, however, is a little bit of a mystery. The first record originally thought to be the progeny of the Macoun and Honeygold apples, it was discovered this is actually not true. Research shows this apple is the offspring of the Keepsake and MN1627 (no longer commercially available) apples and the Honeycrisp can count the Duchess of Oldenburg and Golden Delicious apples within its family tree. You can read more about the history and discovery of the Honeycrisp apple here.
The Honeycrisp apple is a large, round, and juicy apple. It's mostly red with streaks of yellow and orange depending on the variety. It is a very versatile apple being used in cider, baking, cooking, eating, and storing. A great keeper, the Honey crisp stores well for 5-6 months. The cider it produces is relatively clear with little particulate matter and is very sweet. Typical harvest in zip code 54631 begins September 15th and continues for several weeks. The apples store well in standard storage conditions. Research suggests this apple is hardy down to Zone 3. The apple on the left is the Honeycrisp.
USDA Zone: 3-9
M.27 ~8-10' or 30-35% of Standard; Dwarf Ships Spring 2024
G.890 ~13-15' or 55% of Standard; Semi-Dwarf
M.111 ~20' or 85-100% of Standard
Sun: Full Sun
Bloom Group: 3, Mid Season
Ripening Time: September