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Oct 17, 2006 08:23 PM

Honeycrisp Apple - A Review

I just had the best apple I have ever had. It was a Honeycrisp purchased from Oliver's Market (Montecito Blvd in S.R.) about 8 days ago...

It looks like a Fuji but with a deeper red coloring. Like a Fuji it provides contrasting sweetness & tartness but at a whole other level. It also has a substantial firmness about it... and it gushes out with every bite... very, very juicy.

I am not a big apple fan... but this was one specimen I can really... a truly well balanced & delicious pleasure that doesn't require any Bleu Cheese or Pie Crust for enjoyment.

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  1. I used to get these all the time at the farmers market in Baltimore, and now I've seen them at Safeway stores in Northern California. I'm very particular about my apples (learned to love them in Washington State). Glad to hear they are out there.

    1. I had honey crispt apple recently too. I definitely agree with you. It's more on the sweet side with a mild tart taste. It lives up to it's name. I tried a New Zealand Jazz apple a couple months ago which was also tasty; it had a completely different sweetness and tartness ratio and also very crispy. Have these apples always been around?

      1. I found online that the Honeycrisp variety was developed by the University of Minnesota from a Macoun and Honeygold cross (the Honeygold is a cross between the Golden Delicious and Haralson). This new apple variety was introduced in 1991 and is growing in popularity.

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        1. re: Non Cognomina

          Ah, Macouns. What McIntosh wish they could be on a good day.

          Note: Please pronounce it mih-COW-un. Not mah-COON.

          1. re: Karl S

            "Ah, Macouns. What McIntosh wish they could be on a good day."

            LOL! Best line of the day. :-) And thank you for the pronunciation - I admit I was calling them mah-COONS.

          1. I love Honeycrisps! I've been known to start singing their praises to people with no provocation. But their season is woefully short. Get 'em while you can!