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MSP - Honeycrisp apples?

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My local grocery store (Cub) was selling Honeycrisp apples about 3 wks ago... I don't go to Cub often (I shop mostly at the co-op), but every time I've gone back, they've had every apple variety but the elusive HC. I've been eating Fuji apples in the meantime, but it just isn't the same. Until I ate a HC, I never knew that getting to the end of an apple could make me sad.

I live in Northfield but am willing to drive a bit. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. I wonder if they're out of season, now, at least for the locally grown ones as they didn't have them at Mississippi Market yesterday either.

    ~TDQ

    1. They are a seasonal delight-
      just like fresh sweet corn... you'll have to wait :)

      Try a Keepsake-they can still be had locally

      1. Sept-Oct only, typically

        1. i wonder where cub was getting their honeycrisps from a month ago-- these apples almost certainly would not be local at this time of the year.

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          1. re: soupkitten

            Likely Washington state. Our little apple has grown up and is now being grown in other places. Lunds had Washington Honeycrisps in January. They may still have them, but I haven't checked since then.

            1. re: Orange Julius

              Yes, I think the stickers on the apples that I ate indicated a Washington origin.

              I'll check out the Lunds... and this Keepsake variety. Thanks, all!

          2. I asked the Produce guy at Kolwalski's back in January and he said the supply was done for the year.

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            1. re: yummers612

              Weird. I swear I saw them at Kowalski's 2 weeks ago. If I see them this weekend I'll let you know.

              1. re: reannd

                Are you sure they were local two weeks ago? I think the supply of locally raised honeycrisp is done for the year, but, as OJ says above, they are still bringing them in from other (copycatters!) states...

                ~TDQ

                1. re: The Dairy Queen

                  oh come on, the honeycrisp is too awesome to keep to ourselves-- or to even think that we could, once its deliciousness became more widely known. . .

                  *sigh* my mom sold bags of honeycrisps at the university arboretum before the apple was named, all it had was a number back then, now it's all famous, like a hometown rock-star. . .