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Apple Tree, ‘Honeycrisp’

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Dessert Apple ‘Honeycrisp’ is amazingly crisp, juicy and its sweetness, firmness, and tartness make it an ideal apple for eating raw. ‘Honeycrisp’ apple has a texture similar to a crisp watermelon or Asian Pear. The fruit size is very large and predominantly red over a yellow background. It is quickly becoming a new American favorite. ‘Honeycrisp’ apples have a good shelf life and can easily be stored three to four months in the refrigerator. ‘Honeycrisp’ was patented in 1988, and released in 1991. Since then, it has rapidly become a prized commercial crop. It was developed at the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station’s Horticultural Research Center.

Apple trees are the most popular and widely grown fruit trees in America. If the proper variety is selected, one may grow apples in any one of the lower 48 states. Apples have long been considered a fruit for northern states only. However, there are several apple varieties that will produce delicious apples in the South as well. Most apple trees require cross-pollination or the presence of a crabapple tree to bear fruit. There are literally hundreds of apple varieties, so we have selected the top choices for home gardening. Also, many of our selections are well known commercial varieties that most Americans have come across in their local grocery.

Plant Details +

Botanical Malus domestica 'Honeycrisp'
Cultivator Type Apple 'Honeycrisp'
Height 15-20' or as pruned
Spacing 12-15'
Hardiness Zones 4-8, -30º to 20ºF
Exposure Full to partial sun
Foliage Green
Fruit Red and Yellow
Harvest Early-September

Planting/Care Instructions +

Moisture: Water regularly as needed.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. 1. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. 2. Set the tree in place so the crown (part of the tree where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. 3. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.