Archive for October 4th, 2011

Fall is one of my favorite times of year, not only for the wardrobe changes, holidays and beers, but also for the apples. Most apples can be purchased year round but the hands down best apple you will ever taste is only available during the Fall/Winter: Honeycrisp Apples.

Honeycrisp was produced from a 1960 cross of Macoun and Honeygold, as part of the University of Minnesota apple breeding program to develop winter hardy cultivars with high fruit quality. Characterized by an exceptionally crisp and juicy texture, its flesh is cream colored and coarse. The flavor is sub-acid and ranges from mild and well-balanced to strongly aromatic, depending on the degree of maturity.

The juice from the apple will often drip right down your face if you’re not careful and these are one of the few fruits that I will eat and eat until there is nothing left. I prefer them to be served ice cold, right out of the fridge, but they also look nice in a bowl in your dining room.



A long time Granny Smith fan, the Honeycrips officially converted me and many others who have tried it as the apple of choice. Not as soft as a Macintosh, not as tart as a GS. It’s literally the perfect apple.

Pick some up now at your local grocer.


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