How do you like these Apples!

First of the season Honeycrisp Apples were in the store today.

If you like apples and have never had a Honeycrisp go get yourself some.

http://www.esquire.com/food-drink/food/a20018/honeycrisp-price-explained/
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,335
    edited September 2017
    heh --- up here, the "store" has grass on the ground, and picking's required.
    They sell apples in stores? Are they like those "tomatoes" they sell?

    ;)

    I am kidding -- mostly.
    I will say, though, that I never cared much for apples until we moved to Harvard (which is apple country in MA) and got used to gettin' em fresh-picked (usually by us) in the fall.

    Apples aren't bad up here, either. We have a smattering of ancient apple trees, but I haven't managed to get them into shape (and may never). We do get a few apples from 'em -- the deer get most of them.

    oh, and I do like honeycrisp.

  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 1,963
    one of our favorites too.
  • Honeycrisps are fantastic, especially when freshly picked or purchased from a local orchard at the right time of the year.

    Enjoy!
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  • I was never much of an apple fan until i tried Honeycrisps from our local orchard a few years back. Now they are one of the things i look forward to this time of year, along with football and the cooler weather.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,623
    In our area honey crisps are year round aaaand terrible. The last few years that's all anyone wants to sell. I like apples and really like Braeburn's from New Zealand but will take a Washington st Braeburn but those and the Cameo's went extinct once the honeys came in. My only complaint with Honeycrisp is they bruise so easily that finding one here that is not all beat to snot is hard. They have been around forever but were used as juice apples.
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,387
    Pink Lady's are another fantastic apple. Hard to come by...they were bred in Australia. If you ever have a chance to get one I highly recommend trying. I bought one and haven't been able to find them since.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,197
    Honeycrisp is the king of all apples IMO. If not those, I usually go for Golden Delicious. Unfortunately, at $3.00 per lb, Honeycrisp isn't a go for my family of six. We stick to the ones half that price. Quantity over quality right now...
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,611
    You guys can talk all day and sing all night about apples...butif we don't know where local is, we don't know where they are coming from ;)

    I do know that the tri-state area of southern Illinois/IA/MO, produces some pretty good honey crisps. Would be one of my demands to go take a drive when visiting my dad in Quincy
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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,705
    HC is or was my favourite apple and has been for years. I say was because I can't eat apples anymore as I shouldn't eat apples due to ongoing stomach issues. But boy when I see them I'm reminded of that crunch, followed by a sweet and juicy bite.
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,134
    Mott's
    And i recycle the bottle when done. ;)
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,197
    Willow wrote: »
    HC is or was my favourite apple and has been for years. I say was because I can't eat apples anymore as I shouldn't eat apples due to ongoing stomach issues. But boy when I see them I'm reminded of that crunch, followed by a sweet and juicy bite.

    I have issues eating them when I haven't eaten anything else. They used to be a snack, but now they are a side when I eat a meal.

    I saw the Honeycrisps today were on sale for $1.77. Guess who's buying some?
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,387
    Pink Lady's make Honeycrisps taste like but t
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  • My wife and I went out for dinner this evening at a local orchard that has a farm store and a restaurant -- Applecrest Orchard with Applecrest Farm Bistro as the restaurant.

    Before dinner we purchased a number of things at the farm store, including some Honey Crisp and Jersey MacIntosh apples, that had been grown on the farm.

    The Honey Crisps won on the dimensions of firmness and texture.

    The Macs won on the dimension of taste, which admittedly is more of a personal preference question. The Macs, I think, are now beyond their prime picking point in my area of seacoast New Hampshire.

    The best Mac I ever had however, was one I purchased at a farm stand in Freeport, ME, in early October, 1985.
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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,705
    Now that I remember honeycrisp were a second to
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  • nikoniknikonik Posts: 118
    Ive been having my share right off the tree. I live in Wenatchee but work in Chelan where I grew up and I get the ok to grab some off the trees as I make my rounds. They are sooo good!
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