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Honeycrisp apple trees

Malus domestica
Honeycrisp
Honeycrisp is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

Honeycrisp is a high quality eating apple with a predominantly sweet flavour. It lives up to its name - it has a light crisp flesh.

Unusually for a modern American apple, Honeycrisp has some balancing acidity to its flavour that will appeal to European tastes. If you like a crisp, light-textured apple with a sweet but tangy flavour, Honeycrisp is worth a try.

The apples are medium-to-large in size, with a light green/yellow background largely covered with red-orange flush occasionally with a hint of pink. They keep well in storage, and retain their crispness.

Honeycrisp is also highly disease-resistant, making it a good choice for organic growers.

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

Honeycrisp organic apple trees - graft to order

  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock 24.95€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 2Maidentree on M116 rootstock 24.95€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 3Maidentree on MM111 rootstock 24.95€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 4Maidentree on Bittenfelder rootstock 24.95€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Custom graft
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Growing and Training

Honeycrisp has a good track record for disease-resistance, although it has some susceptibility to mildrew. Honeycrisp leaves may show some yellowing over the summer, particularly if the crop is light, but this is mainly cosmetic.

Honeycrisp was also developed to withstand the cold winters of North America - Canadian researchers have found it can survive temperatures as low as -35C - so it is quite at home throughout northern Europe.

It is a good idea to let Honeycrisp trees reach their full size before allowing cropping to begin, so remove any fruitlets that might form in the early years.


Honeycrisp characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
  • Picking periodlate September
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use3 months or more
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabVery resistant
  • MildewSome susceptibility
  • Fire blightSome resistance
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red