Honeycrisp has been popular ever since it was introduced, the crunchy texture and honey-sweet flavor make it second to none for eating fresh. Developed by the University of Minnesota, it's also one of the most cold-hardy apple trees. This is one of the Reachables® varieties, which stays compact enough to easily manage. The pruning, spraying and picking fruit can all be done while standing on the ground. Gone are the days you'll need room for a full orchard to enjoy fresh, sun-ripened fruit. With the aid of a cold-hardy pollinator, it'll produce delicious September apples. Apple trees can take a lot of time to establish well enough to produce fruit, but this variety may begin production in under two years! It will produce a heavier crop every other year. Honeycrisp is sometimes susceptible to bitter pit, but decreased potassium fertilizer and a calcium foliar spray can prevent the disorder. Malus domestica 'Honeycrisp'
Flowering DateRipens in early September. Take 2-5 years to bear fruit.
Planting InstructionsDig a hole deep and wide enough to accommodate the roots without having to bend them. Firm soil around the roots and water thoroughly.
Soil RequirementWell-drained, fertile soil.
PruningIf tree is less than 3 years old, remove the stem tips to encourage branching. On mature trees, remove whole branches at trunk if interior of tree becomes thick that air can't circulate. Remove diseased or dead branches.