Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Apples



The Honeycrisp apple. Have you had one? Do you have them in your area?


I've heard people rave about them, but have never had one. Which is kind of ridiculous. My hometown is home to one of the largest Honeycrisp apple growers in the country. The video I linked to up there talks about them. My sisters used to work there, years ago.

Last weekend was the big apple festival in my hometown, so I went and had a booth at the craft fair. One of the orchards was having a special on scratch & dent Honeycrisps, so I bought a bag. $8.95 for a 10 lb bag. Don't hate me! (In this area, they normally sell for well over that. I think it was $2.95 a pound or more.) This morning, after taking the photo, I ate one of those apples.

Um, I can see what the fuss is about. It does explode in your mouth. Very juicy, too. An excellent eating apple. I should have bought two bags.


Apparently, there is (or soon will be) a new apple that is even better than the Honeycrisp. The Sweetango. It is in limited production now, but watch for it at an orchard near you.

I love the smell of the apple house. When I say house I mean store, I guess. We always called it the apple house. As in "Let's go to the apple house for some apples." It was common for us. Nowadays apparently it is an event to go to an orchard. Petting zoos, hay rides, corn mazes...bah, I just want to buy some apples! Just call me Scrooge.

9 comments:

LostInColor said...

Yum! I've never heard of Honeycrisp apples, but I am gonna keep an eye out for them!

Mare said...

Oh! I tasted the Honeycrisp last year and i am addicted! They are the best! They are making a better apple variety? I can't wait to taste it....

rilera said...

Honeycrisps are my FAVORITE apple! I love them. They are so crunchy and sweet, but not too sweet. Yummy. There are a couple of new varieties in the pipeline. Last year I tried several (I live right by the U of MN Landscape Arboretum where they are developed).

Turtle said...

they are yummy! i so do miss the macintosh apples we used to have all around our home growing up.

Cindy said...

Bah humbug on the crass commercialism. I agree with you. All I want are fresh apples and I have to endure piles of adorable to get them!

Olga said...

We have them here in the market but they are going for almost 4 bucks a pound!I'm too cheap to buy them. But maybe I ought to get one just to try it.

Robin said...

I've never heard of, nor have I ever had a Honeycrisp Apple..sounds delicious!!!!

Cinnamin said...

I'm going to have to check these out - Now I really want to try one of these!

Keena - mom to Alyssa and Rylen said...

I just had the honeycrisp this year and am IN LOVE WITH THEM!