November 28, 2007


The darling of the apple world (Jennifer Bain, 11/28/07, Toronto Star)

Honeycrisp is the apple of our eye these days.

With distinctive mottled red skin over a yellow background, these stunners are the hottest apples of the season. But it's the explosive crispness and mild, honeyed flavour that's really winning fans.

When Kathy McKay gave an "All About Ontario Apples" talk at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair earlier this month, the Ontario Apple Growers doled out Honeycrisps to everyone who asked a question.

"It's a new variety and some people haven't yet experienced it," says the association's Kelly Ciceran.

Scour the Internet and the praise gets positively effusive.

The Association of University Technology Managers, in its inaugural "Better World Report" last year, declared Honeycrisps one of 25 innovations that changed the world.

They grow them at a local pick-your-own farm and they're terrific.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 28, 2007 9:31 AM

Best thing is knowing autumn is coming by their arrival in Seattle bins. I did not know they were new. The only apple that can compare is the Pink Lady. Pick your own always taste best though.

Posted by: Qiao at November 28, 2007 12:21 PM

My family has been buying these from the U of M apple orchard for 25 years. A much better MN export than Prince or Walter Mondale.

Posted by: ted welter at November 28, 2007 12:51 PM