Don’t apples just scream “Autumn”? Especially honeycrisp apples, “explosively crisp.”
Did you know they’ve only existed since 1991 when the University of Minnesota developed them by cross-pollinating the Macoun and Honeygold varieties? “The best, most exciting apple we’ve ever introduced,” says Jim Luby, University of Minnesota.
I found all sorts of “Odes to Honeycrisps” online as well as this haiku by Pepin Heights, a honeycrisp grower:
Juice drips from my chin
It’s Honeycrisp time again
I smile as I crunch
The first time I ever had honeycrisps was just a little over 2 years ago while back in the midwest at Calderwood Farms in Berrien Springs, MI, and now I look forward to them as a symbol of fall and because they’re the best and crunchiest apples I’ve ever had.
They certainly seem to inspire people.
Oh, and did you know this?
Steve Jobs worked summer jobs at a California apple farm. He also liked the Beatles and their label, Apple Records. When he and Steve Wozniak tried to come up with a company name, they decided that if they couldn’t think of anything better by the end of the day, they’d go with the name “Apple”. And they couldn’t, so they did.