Originated at the University of Minnesota, 1960
- Description: Honeycrisp apples have a yellow-gold background generously brushed with vibrant red. Characteristic shallow dimples and numerous small lenticels cover its surface. Lenticels are the pores of the apples that allow the exceptionally juicy and crisp texture. Maturity affects this apples good taste. Generally super sweet, the flavor can vary from mild to fairly robust, depending on its stage of growth.
- Parentage: This apple was developed from a 1960 cross of Macoun and honeygold apples at the University of Minnesota.
- Availability: Supplies are limited, but growing. Harvested in late September.
- Usage: Honeycrisp makes delicious pie, sauce, cobblers, kuchen, muffins, cakes, cookies, quick breads and tarts. This apple freezes nicely and may be dried. This apple is also a great addition to fresh fruit salads.