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The Instacart guide to Honeycrisp apple products

About Honeycrisp apples

As the darling of Minnesota, Honeycrisp apples became the official state fruit in 2006. After 30 years of development, the Honeycrisp apple made its way to grocery stores in 1991. Today, it is the fifth most cultivated apple variety in the United States. The Honeycrisp is so popular that the U.S. Apple Association protects it. 

The Honeycrisp apple is a hybrid of its parent, the Keepsake apple, and its grandparents, Duchess of Oldenburg and Golden Delicious varieties. Later, the Honeycrisp bred with the Minnewashta apple (branded as Zestar) to create the Minneiska hybrid, branded as SweeTango.  

Honeycrisp apples are grown for their taste, density, and ability to store longer than many apples. Developed to create a variety that can tolerate bitter cold temperatures, Honeycrisp manages to retain its balance of sweetness and acidity under adverse growing conditions. The Honeycrisp apple is typically a medium to large fruit with a light green to yellow background and a red-orange flush. In some light, hints of pink peek through to make the Honeycrisp a particularly colorful apple. Its cream-colored flesh is crisp with the right amount of density. The Honeycrisp is the perfect apple to bite into and enjoy the large cells that release sweet, juicy flavors.

The Honeycrisp apple flower is sterile and needs another apple variety nearby to pollinate the fruit. As a result, tree-grown Honeycrisp apples will always have cross-characteristics of the apple that acts as the pollinator. Young trees produce low-density, large, well-colored fruit, while mature trees yield higher densities with diminished size and color. Removing blossom clusters and young fruit helps adjust the fruit's density, leading to a much firmer apple. Honeycrisp is one of the few varieties whose flavors improve after removal from cold storage and reaches the peak of flavor by the time the apple arrives in grocery stores.

 A mid-season apple, Honeycrisp's low acidity, and sweet aromas make it a widely used apple for healthy snacking and flavorful desserts. The fruit's long shelf life makes it a popular variety; purchase Honeycrisp apples in December and bake them into a pie for Independence Day. Honeycrisp is widely available across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Honeycrisp orchards produce apples in Minnesota, Michigan, New York, Wisconsin, and Washington state. New Zealand grows the HoneyCrunch variety to supplement the U.S. Honeycrisp market during the off-season months.

Choose from among the following Honeycrisp apple varieties.
  • Whole Honeycrisp apples.
  • Kid-sized Honeycrisp apples.
  • Organic Honeycrisp apples.
  • Bagged Honeycrisp apples.
  • Boxed Honeycrisp apples.

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FAQs About Honeycrisp Apples

Honeycrisp apples stay fresh for long periods, making them a superb choice for apple-related treats or eaten fresh out of the bag. Store Honeycrisp apples in the refrigerator for up to seven months, or place them in a cool, dry location for up to four months.

Honeycrisp apples endure a long process to get from the tree to the table. Growing conditions, pests, and climate all affect Honeycrisp production. Only about 55% to 60% of Honeycrisp apples get to market. 

After harvest and before refrigeration, Honeycrisp apples go through a time-consuming preparation process. Growers constantly manage fruit size and mitigate risks to the fruit. The demand for Honeycrisp keeps orchards busy and prices higher than most apple varieties.

Yes, you can. Honeycrisp is a small, cold-hardy tree that performs well in many climates. Dwarf trees reach a height and width of 10 feet, while semi-dwarf trees grow 15 feet tall and wide. Plant in fast-draining soil in plenty of sun and water as necessary. Once the tree is three to five years old, it should bear fruit. The fruit ripens in early September and stores for months. You'll need another apple variety to act as a pollinator; plant it within 50 feet of your Honeycrisp tree. 

Common Honeycrisp pollinators include the following:
  • Granny Smith.
  • Pink Lady.
  • Red Fuji.
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