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Feb 4, 2009 08:03 AM

Honeycrisp Apples?

A friend recently came and visited from Seattle and couldn't stop swooning over the wonders that are honeycrisp apples. Now, I love apples of (nearly) all kinds, but now I've got my sights set on acquiring the perfect honeycrisp. Problem is, I can't seem to find them. Santa Monica Coop, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, SM Farmer's Market (Sunday, not Wednesday) - can't find 'em anywhere. I generally try to buy local produce but I might even make an exception to get my hands on these beauties - if you can recommend a local source, thats a bonus.

So, anyone know where to get my hands on a honeycrisp somewhere in LA? West side preferred but at this point I'm willing to travel . . ..

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  1. this may help a little:

    I would suggest calling/emailing the growers to find out whether the ship to LA, and to whom. It looks like this varietal is grown only in the midwest, which is why your farmer's markets don't carry them.

    Here's a map of CA with apple orchards, most with the varietals they grow listed:

    1. Seen them at Whole Foods... and they are the best damn apples... worth finding.

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        1. re: Cebca

          i bought them in December at the Whole Foods at third and fairfax. i haven't checked since then to see if they still have them. you may want to call.

          1. re: Cebca

            See them at both Sherman Oaks locations as recently as two weeks ago. Might be a bit of a drive so you might want to call them first. But they are seriously good. Better then Pink Lady or Fujis (my previous favorites).

            1. re: LMelba

              Yeah, Pink Ladys and Fujis are my favorites too! Man, I gotta find these apples.

        2. Bristol Farms $3.99/'s late in the season and they're not going to be around much longer.

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          1. re: latindancer

            They have them at Ralph's. I just bought some last Sunday.

            1. re: Red4Mit

              not the Ralphs I've been to . . . where did you find them?

              1. re: Cebca

                I just bought them again at the Ralph's in Alhambra this week.

          2. fwiw, they are not in the 'sweet spot' of their season right now.
            they are widely available when they are in season.

            1. I saw them at Costco three weeks ago. Also saw them at Trader Joe's two weeks ago. Both places trade out items quickly so they may not be there any more but it's worth a shot to look.