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Sep 26, 2010 06:06 AM

The honeycrisps are out!!

Early this year:

I picked some up yesterday at both the grocery store and a small local market. Love these.

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  1. I know. My grocery store had them on sale this week for $1.49/lb. I ate two yesterday. I love these apples!

    1. We've had them for several weeks already down in PA--also early, as was most produce this year. I love them, too, although this year's honeycrisps are monstrously large. Each one is the size of three "regular" apples!

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      1. re: cheesemaestro

        The ones at my store were kinda on the small side.

        1. re: vafarmwife

          my favorite apple for fall eating. went apple picking today in MA and was told they weren't "in season." what's the season for these beauties in MA? anybody know? I got some snapping fresh ones at my local market (Russos in Watertown MA) so I would think they are in season now.

          1. re: teezeetoo

            They are one of the last apples, I've been waiting for them for months. Ours come from upstate NY so should be similar to your area. My local store has them for $.99 although they are sort of smallish. Just arrived about a week ago.

            1. re: coll

              I guess I need to look elsewhere. The ones at my local farmers market are gigantic and I've held off buying them, since I can't finish one in a single sitting. Three apples for $4.50 and I bet they collectively weigh at least four pounds.

              1. re: cheesemaestro

                They're big in NJ too. I would like a smaller apple but they do taste wonderful - the aftertaste in my mouth was (strangely) like the best raspberries ever.

                1. re: cheesemaestro

                  Here in NC I bought two for $4.80. If I lobbed one of these apples at someone it could kill them. Not that I would.... just sayin'. ;-)

          2. re: cheesemaestro

            You are right....they are huge this year!

          3. I saw them for the first time yesterday at my grocery store. I shrieked with joy! My kids were mortified. I paid $2.40/apple but they were ridiculously huge. Hopefully I'll find some smaller, better-priced ones soon.

            Lunch today will be sliced honey crisp apple w/ almond butter. Can't wait!

            1. I've finally found some for 99c / lb
              Stocking up soon. They last well, and I can eat four or five a day. LOVE the Honeycrisps. I used to be a Fuji person, but HC'S are better, imo.

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              1. re: gordeaux


                For me the best Honeycrips are no match for a good Fuji. I think I just prefer the texture of a Fuji to that of almost any other apple.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  I was always a Fuji lover too... but HC's have an edge, for me, over Fuji. I just love a firm, dense apple and both of these varieties fit that bill.

              2. I had my first honeycrisp ever yesterday. It was possibly the best apple I've ever had, but will have to be a special treat, too expensive for my everyday apple fix. Target was selling 4lb boxes of small ones for $10 and large ones for $2.89/lb.

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                1. re: mpjmph

                  When I find honeycrisps that are too expensive, I now buy Pink Ladys. They are excellent too.