Apple, Honeycrisp


Malus domestica

Needs no introduction. Honeycrisp is simply the all around favorite, no matter who you ask. If you need a better description, stop reading this and go to the grocery store, pick out a firm Honeycrisp and take a bite into its shattering juicy crispness. You will find out for yourself. From the University of Minnesota, it is the seedling of Keepsake and an unknown parent (despite popular stories to the contrary). Honeycrisp is proof that chance crosses can and do often win out in plant breeding. Enjoy it fresh, stored for months, juiced or dried. Some resistance to scab and fireblight, Honeycrisp is worth any work you put into it. One of the most cold hardy apple varieties.

USDA Zone: 3-9

Pollination: Needs a different apple as a pollinator to produce fruit. Cosmic Crisp will not work.

Time to productivity: 2-3 years depending on conditions.

Ripening time: Mid September, possibly later.

Storage length: 5-8 months, depending on conditions.




Needs no introduction. Pick this superior red apple with a crunchy/crisp texture! Honeycrisp boasts a juicy, sweet-tart flavor when picked early, but develops its full-bodied, aromatic profile if left to fully ripen in the mid-late season. Created by the University of Minnesota, you can plan to enjoy it fresh, dried, juiced – it also makes for a superior storage apple! Honeycrisp is one of our most winter-hardy apple trees, showing little damage even at -40°F! Both scab and fireblight resistant, Honeycrisp has quickly become a favorite for the home grower. USDA Zone: 3-9