State Fruit

Honeycrisp Apple

History
The Honeycrisp apple was produced from a 1960 cross of Macoun and Honeygold apples as part of the University of Minnesota's breeding program. The goal in creating this apple was to develop a variety that could withstand difficult winters without losing fruit quality. The original seedling was planted in 1962 at the Minnesota Horticultural Research Center.

Appearance & Taste
Skin is mostly red with a yellow background, while the surface has shallow dimples and dots; flavor ranges from mild to strongly aromatic, depending on degree of maturity; flesh is cream-colored and coarse.

Uses
Best used for eating and baking. Recipe for Apple Praline Cake.

Minnesota Statutes 2006

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