Here Comes Honeycrisp Apple Season!comments (5) September 10th, 2010
To be fair, here comes the entire apple season. Still, each apple variety has its peak. About one week after McIntosh is ready and a couple of weeks before Red Delicious is ripe, Honeycrisps hit the market. They arrive in late September through early October and then they're gone for another year. It may seem like a small window on the calendar. But, oh, how they're worth the wait.
Honeycrisp is my hands-down favorite apple variety, but then I'm a sweet-apple lover. If your idea of a good flavored apples are those with super tart flavor - you and Honeycrisp aren't going to get along. Some folks describe it as having a sweet-tart flavor, but that's not what I'm tasting. The sweet-like-sugar flesh is enhanced by the fabulous snap it makes as you bite into it. Look up the word "crisp" in the dictionary and you'll see a Honeycrisp apple picture next to it (okay, that's not true).
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I'm waiting with bated breath for the apple tree breeders to come up with a columnar Honeycrisp for my suburban farm. Who among you is also a Honeycrisp fan? What's your favorite apple and why?
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