It’s me Honeycrisp, the apple that everyone is talking about.
My parents are unknown but believed to be Keepsake and a numbered variety from the University of Minnesota where researchers developed me by cross-pollinating apples.
Some people might think I’m shy because of the red blush on my face, but I’m really not. I love to show off my juicy and sweet flavor and unique fracturing crunch. People also say I taste just like apple cider!
- Honeycrisp was almost discarded, but researcher David Bedford saved it at the last minute! I am the official state fruit of Minnesota.
- In 2006, students at Andersen Elementary School convinced their state government to make Honeycrisp the state fruit.
- It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple.