Malus domestica 'Honeycrisp' Semi-Dwarf
Honeycrisp Semi-Dwarf Apple
This apple is the current "star" of the apple industry and with consumers. It is "explosively crisp" with an unbeatable sweet, juicy flavor. It is naturally large and will color well in cooler climates. Color can range from brilliant red with some striping to mostly red-striped over a straw yellow background color when ready to pick. Very hardy and productive. Keeps well when picked in peak condition. If you like crisp and juicy apples, this one is unbeatable. Harvest early in fall in mid-September. Somewhat less vigorous than most. Moderately resistant to both apple scab and fire blight. In the summer its leaves will often have a mottled green appearance that might be mistaken for insect damage, but its due to a problem this variety seems to have in moving carbohydrates from its leaves to the fruit and roots. It is not a serious problem and the tree will almost always have this different look. Needs a pollinizer and most any other apple will work, for example Jonathon or Gravenstein.