- The Honeycrisp apple is a high quality apple which keeps well for 5-6 months in common storage. The tree is one of the most vigorous and hardy of apple trees, showing little damage at -40 degrees. Needs to be thinned heavily. Honeycrisp fruit is 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. Great eating apple with its subacid flavor. Develops its full aromatic flavor if left on the tree until mid October. Suggested pollinators are Gala, Granny Smith, Empire, McIntosh and Red Delicious. Not pollinated by Gravenstein. http://www.naturehills.com/product/honeycrisp_apple.aspx
Here is a post that shows our apple tree's in full bloom last spring: http://bucketideasforgardening.blogspot.com/2010/05/our-apple-trees-arent-they-lovely.html
Today I am grateful for soft breezes instead of gale force winds!