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Honeycrisp Apple Tree

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:57 am
by Kathy
My mother planted a Honeycrisp Apple tree this year. She has quite a few of nice size apple trees. Her only "winter" apple tree died last year. She wants to know if the dwarf Honeycrisp is a "winter" (keeps well after they are picked) or "summer" (does not keep well after picked), apple tree?

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:14 pm
by tkuntz
Honeycrisp keep pretty good, at least they stay solid for me until February. The largest problem is bitter pit in Honeycrisp (caused by a calcium deficiency in the apple). You must sort out any with this disorder and utilize first. Only attempt to store the best quality ones.
They are at their peak of flavor for about the fist month after harvest. After that they start to lose flavor, but the texture stays pretty good.

Honeycrisp are not the best keeper, kind of middle of the road.