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Tart Apples and Honeycrisps

I love tart apples like Granny Smiths. I have read that Granny Smiths generally grow in more southerly locations. Are there any varieties I should look at that are tart and grown in Ontario? And if yes, what are they and where can I get them?

Also, I bit into my first Honeycrisp apple last weekend. Sweeter than a Granny Smith, but still a bit of tartness and OMG, the crunchy texture in unbelievable. Where can I get these? Extra points if I can get them at a place other than a supermarket.

Thanks.

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  1. high park organic market!!

    open from 9am-6pm. got my first honeycrisps there.

    edit: on saturdays it has those hours... otherwise it's also open on thurs and fri but i dont' know the hours.

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    1. My standby is the Empire - grown mostly in Ontario and New York state. Also crispy and sweet-tart. The earlier ones are more tart.
      Available 'almost everywhere' - and cheap too!

      1. I too was just introduced to Honeycrisps, I must've eaten my weight in apples over the last 2 weeks! I got them at the Liberty Village farmers market on a Sunday morning...will be there for only a few more weeks...

        1. I bought them at Cricklewood Farm near Brighton, when I went apple-picking a couple of weeks ago. They didn't have them for you-pick, but they were in the shop. They also have some other experimental varieties that are similar, but unnamed as of yet.

          1. Honeycrisp apples are my favourite!! I bought some at Pusateri's at Avenue & Lawrence. The ones they have are huge. I've also bought some smaller ones in past years at the chain supermarkets.

            Stock up as they store very well in the crisper in your fridge. I've also made applesauce from them and that is delicious too!