Growing Honeycrisp Apples - Plant Profile
Honeycrisp Apples were developed at the University of Minnesota from the 1960s into the early 90s . It is prized by commercial growers for its shelf life, color retention, firmness and flavor. One advantageous result of its breeding is that it has larger membranes that rupture when bitten into and fill the mouth with a tartly sweet juice.
Another objective of the lengthy breeding program that yielded the Honeycrisp apple was to develop cultivars that could withstand extremes of cold, which Honeycrisp does, but it is not very heat tolerant.
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