Bare Root Size: 2 – 3′
Originates from Excelsior, Minnesota in 1974. Cold-hardy. Ripens in early September.
Honeycrisp is a medium-to-large sized apple, with a light green/yellow background largely covered with red-orange flush with strong hint of pink if grown in good sunlight. The skin may be flecked with occasional russet dots. The flesh is white, perhaps not quite as bright as a McIntosh style apple, but similarly crisp and not too dense. The color however can be quite variable.
Honeycrisp has proven to be a good variety for the commercial grower and also the backyard orchardist. It has good disease resistance and although developed for cold-hardiness, appears to have a very wide climate range.