15 responses to “Malus ‘MN #1711’”

  1. Bradford Meehle

    they are the best. I worked in retail garden centers and was first apple to sale out.

  2. Patrick Collins

    “Unusually for a modern American apple, Honeycrisp has some balancing acidity to its flavour that will appeal to European tastes.”

    I haven’t seen it in the UK but apparently it is available at some supermarkets as “HoneyCrunch”. The trees have been sold here since at least 2012. I like a lot of acidity in my apples – Granny Smith, Lord Lambourne and Santana being among my favourites.

  3. Gary Wayner

    My favorite tart apple is the Arkansas Black. I was talking to a vendor here in Alabama with a orchard on Crow Mountain. He said Arkansas Black was hard enough that you could probably drive a nail with one. They also keep for a long time if kept cool & dry.

    1. chris jankot

      must be related to a Baldwin they are like that. HARD’

  4. Eric Simpson

    Honeycrisp is hands down my favorite apple. It’s also the name of my favorite hard cider (by Crispin), though they don’t actually use MN #1711 😀

    1. Wendy Cutler

      Yep, favourite apple! Every word in that description is accurate. Not as tough as Granny Smith.

  5. Nette

    Love this post! I had no idea there were cultivar names aside from brand names. My former faves were Red Delicious, Gala,and Braeburn; my honey’s fave was Granny Smith. MN #1711 is a hit with both of us!

  6. Karen Shuster

    Just unloaded a couple of dozen Honeycrisp trees on dwarf rootstock to sell at the UBC Botanical Garden Apple Festival this weekend. Here’s the chance to grow your own.

  7. Richard Windsor

    Interesting that Honey Crisp has penetrated the Australian market having been bred for cold hardiness. Its value in Australia where climate zone shift is favouring heat tolerant varieties is debatable. A nice coloured, flavoured and textured apple but under Australian conditions, not a patch on Fuji “Nagafu #2” which is shunned by the industry, despite it having exceptional flavour and texture as well as good keeping qualities, it isn’t bright red. Madness!
    Having grown apples commercially, picked and packed apples and taught budding horticulturists I marvel at the fact that, in Australia, it is near impossible to buy a decent apple.

  8. Kathleen Phillips

    Ah, Braeburn, now that was an amazing apple..a delightful reminisce on this third day in Richmond VA without electricity.. challenging days to keep body, mind, and spirit bound in faith in Christ.

  9. chris jankot

    but thank you Aussies for Granny Smith!

  10. Stuart Luppescu

    Why would production of Honeycrisp apples be 2 to 3 times more costly than other apples? Are the yields lower, or are the plants much, much more expensive?

  11. Alison Place

    I think the answers to the ‘why are they so expensive’ are well covered here:

    My husband’s favourite apple is ‘Northern Spy’, which is a late-harvest, large, tart, crisp apple. Good pie apple – doesn’t turn to mush, but takes longer than average to flower. We’ve had a tree for over 25 years, and it was about four when we bought it. It took twelve more years, at least, before it started to fruit. That is on the long side even for Spies, but it certainly explains why these are not a favoured variety with growers anymore.

    I’ve never heard of ‘Baldwin’, ‘Lord Lambourne’, ‘Santana’ or ‘Arkansas Black’, but now I’ll have to look them up! I know it pays to check what the ploidy is before buying a variety. When we first bought some apples, one was a ‘Mutsu’ (= ‘Crispin’). Nice apple (died the next year, though), but being triploid couldn’t be pollinated by the ‘Ida Red’.

  12. Susanne

    it does well in SW Missouri too! And being European, I do love the little bit of acidity in it 🙂

  13. Cindy

    Beautiful image

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