Honeycrisp is an open pollinated seedling of Keepsake released by the University of Minnesota, 1991.
Color is red mottled over a yellow background. Has excellent eating and keeping qualities. Everyone loves Honeycrisp, it is sweet, dilute, very crisp, and juicy.
SIGNIFICANT POLYGENETIC SCAB AND BLIGHT TOLERANCE IN FIELD TRIALS according to the man most responsible for its release, David Bedford of Minnesota. Cameron Peace of WSU has found some DNA evidence that Honeycrisp is descended from a unique source of germ plasm-other than the domesticated apple-a few generations back. In upstate New York, ready to harvest mid-September to early October, will keep with excellent flavor till January. Hardy to zone 3.