Variety Spotlight: Honeycrisp

The fall season is all about apples in New York state! What better way to pay tribute to these sweet, juicy jewels of the earth than to talk about their delicious characteristics, the endless potential for ways to eat them, and, of course, where you can pick them this season. Presented in partnership with the New York Apple Association, check out the latest in our series of “Apple Spotlights!

Apple Variety: Honeycrisp

Background: Sometimes the name of an apple says it all. Honeycrisp apples are honey sweet (with a touch of tart) and amazingly crisp. Kids love the taste, and it’s easy to see why this recent variety has continued to grow in popularity since its 1991 introduction in Minnesota. More Honeycrisp trees are being planted every year in New York to increase the annual harvest.

Characteristics: Complex, sweet-tart flavor; juicy; super-crisp yellow flesh

Best Uses: Excellent for eating and salads; good for sauces, baking, and pies

Recipe Ideas: Apple Pancakes with Maple Apple Sauce, Apple Cheese Quiche, Apple Stuffed Pork Chops

Availability: September through February

U-Pick Locations: Head up to Central New York to pick Honeycrisp apples at Bellinger’s Orchard.

Check out the orchard locator and find the nearest farm to fulfill all your fall fall harvest and apple picking needs! You can also head over to the EscapeMaker’s guide to apple picking in New York State for some of our favorite farms and orchards.

For more apple varieties and details, visit the New York Apple Association varieties page

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