Honeycrisp™ is the apple that probably needs no introduction at all! Honeycrisp apples were discovered in 1960 as part of the University of Minnesota’s apple breeding program. Through traditional cross-pollination, fruit breeder David Bedford successfully crossed the Macoun and Honeygold varieties to form this now prized variety.
It takes years to prepare a new variety for commercial production. Honeycrisp apples finally made their way onto the scene in 1991. Today, Honeycrisp apples are one of the most sought after apples in the U.S.
Exterior: Blushed scarlet over a yellow background
Interior: Creamy white flesh that breaks apart easily
Experience: Juicy with a refreshing sweetness similar to fresh apple cider. Just like the name implies, Honeycrisp apples are crisp with a unique texture that fractures cleanly with each bite
How To Use Honeycrisp Apples
Snacking, salads, juicing, baking, and freezing
When Can I Find Honeycrisp Apples
You can find Honeycrisp from Stemilt all year long.
Honeycrisp Apple FUN Facts
- The Honeycrisp apple is the official state fruit of Minnesota thanks to petitioning from students at Andersen Elementary School in Bayport, MN.
- Honeycrisp benefits from a good shelf life when stored in cool, dry places.
- Honeycrisp is the mother apple in another successful new apple variety developed by University of Minnesota, called SweeTango®.
- Honeycrisp is one of the fantastic apple varieties available in Stemilt's Lil Snappers kid-sized apples.
- Learn why Honeycrisp apples are a must-try on our blog, The Stem.