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.